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Utilities Coalesce Around Plan for New Carbon Dioxide Standards

Oct. 3, 2017, 8:06 PM

Ameren Corp. and Entergy are among the utilities urging the EPA to rewrite its carbon dioxide pollution standards for power plants rather than scrapping the rule outright as the Trump administration repeatedly has suggested.

Rolling back the carbon dioxide standards entirely could lead to even more stringent requirements from the next Democratic administration and could open power plants up to lawsuits from environmental groups, utilities fear. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also is backing utilities’ suggestion to replace the Obama administration’s ambitious Clean Power Plan with a narrower rule built around ways individual power plants can reduce their carbon dioxide ...