LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s new top environmental regulator is challenging federal rules to curb power plant pollution blamed for causing climate change.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1QIQzRD ) reports that state Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely sent a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday calling for reconsideration of the carbon dioxide rules.
Snavely says EPA changed so much of the Clean Power Plan between its initial proposal and final rules that Kentucky was unable to effectively participate in the federal agency’s public comment period.
The state agency also claims the EPA failed to do a state-by-state cost-benefit analysis and that its state-by-state targets were set without considering fiscal consequences.
Kentucky and other states have already filed a lawsuit challenging the power plant regulations.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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