New EPA Rule: Which States Will be Hit Hardest?
Posted at 10 a.m. on June 5, 2014
Vox: “There’s no single nationwide policy here. Instead, the EPA will set different emissions goals for 49 states once the rule is finalized in June 2015. (Vermont and Washington DC are exempt because they don’t have any fossil-fuel electric power plants.)”
“The EPA will then approve or reject state plans based on whether it deems them viable. And if any state refuses to submit a plan, the EPA will step in and regulate that state’s power sector itself.”
“The end result of the calculations above is that the EPA came up with very different goals for each state in its proposal.”