Wyoming gov expressed concern for EPA coal rules
Posted: June 27, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Coal, EPA, Policy, Wyoming
EPA-issued guidelines in March could limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants by next year
The Associated Press reports Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the Environmental Protection Agency should drop a proposed rule on carbon dioxide emissions standards for new power plants. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Mead, according to the AP, says the proposal would be particularly damaging to Wyoming, which is the nation’s leading coal producing state. The governor says the proposed standards are unachievable and will arrest research, development and commercialization of clean technologies, according to the AP.