These requirements reflect years of deliberation and represent the most effective path forward for guaranteeing major cuts in emissions while keeping electricity rates low.
These programs require far greater pollution reductions than does the NSR program. The simple truth is that the air is only going to get cleaner.
Our general feeling is the agency should give us a chance to comply with the current standard.
This is more of the same ? yet another attempt by some states and environmental groups to change U.S. climate policy through litigation.
At the end of the day, the Senate voted to stay the course and deliver consumers significantly cleaner air without raiding their pocketbooks.
One of our concerns is that EPA appears to be rushing full steam ahead with a revised standard before we have a chance to evaluate the benefits from the current standards.