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Power Breakfast for June 23, 2015

Texas officials undecided on Clean Power Plan compliance; Senate bill would give states option to refuse compliance


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A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • State officials have not decided whether to implement the Clean Power Plan rules when finalized, The Texas Tribune reports on a comment from the chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced he plans to sue over the rules. From the article:

    “If Texas ignores the rules – and loses its likely legal challenge – the EPA would construct its own plan for Texas, though the agency has not said what that might look like. Critics have called that strategy risky.”

  • Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says language in the Senate appropriations bill “would protect states from any consequences from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should they forego submitting a state plan for complying with the agency’s Clean Power Plan,” Power Engineering reports. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.
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