A group of more than 125 Minnesota physicians last week delivered a letter to legislators supporting the state’s efforts to prepare for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation’s midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region’s grid operator.
While Missouri hasn’t made an official announcement on whether it will continue working on the Clean Power Plan, state lawmakers are ready to make that call. A pair of bills moving through the state legislature could postpone drafting of a state compliance plan for a year – or even indefinitely, though at least one lawmaker says that is not the intent. SB 858, which was passed favorably out of the Senate commerce committee and now awaits a vote on the floor, postpones the development of a state implementation until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the merits of the Clean Power Plan. That decision is expected no earlier than the spring of 2017. A second bill, HB 2543, appears to go further.
The longer Ohio waits to cut air emissions from power plants, the more adverse illnesses it can expect for its citizens, say health and environmental advocates.
In Illinois, the Clean Power Plan will not spark the kind of renewable energy development and economic and public health benefits that proposed state legislation could achieve, according to a new study.
A new report says Minnesota could save ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars by exceeding Clean Power Plan requirements.
As a show of Minnesota’s support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s embattled Clean Power Plan the state’s pollution control agency unveiled a new website dedicated to explaining the federal directive.
Michigan joins the list of states that have suspended Clean Power Plan compliance strategies in light of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that halted the federal rules while being challenged on their merits.
As Kansas explores options to comply with the Clean Power Plan, advocates are concerned efficiency is getting short shrift.
Little chance remains for a stay while Ohio and other states challenge the Clean Power Plan, say environmental advocates.