Carbon, GHGs and the EPA: Lately Much in the News

It has been almost one month since the EPA published its proposed rule on controlling carbon pollution (CO2) from existing sources - electric generating units. The proposed rule was formally published in the Federal Register on June 18th, and it is in the 120-day comment period for stakeholders. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which lets regulation of CO2 emitted by power plants stand, more or less, but with the parameters defined differently than the EPA defined them. Here's a summary of the basics and a few issues.

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