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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 25, 2013 2:33 PM Flag

    White House aides, utility reps huddle on power plant carbon regs

    White House aides, utility reps huddle on power plant carbon regs

    Ben Geman - 07/25/13 12:50 PM ET

    Utility industry officials are bending the ears of White House aides as federal regulators craft first-time carbon emissions standards for power plants.

    Officials with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) met with White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aides in July, according to a meeting record posted recently by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

    The meeting was about carbon rules for new power plants, according to the record, which lists the various attendees at the meeting with EEI, the trade group that represents for-profit utilities.

    In late June, President Obama ordered the EPA to propose the regulation by Sept. 20. The agency is altering an earlier version of the proposal (click here for more about the changes).

    The EPA is also crafting much more sweeping regulations to govern carbon emissions from existing power plants, which Obama wants floated in draft form by next June.

    thehill

 
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