Obama to renew delayed push to regulate new coal plants in September

But he is backing off the idea of regulating new coals plants like gas plants (i.e., won’t require that new coal plants have the same greenhouse gas emission profile as gas plants).

The Washington Post reports:

Earlier this year, the EPA delayed a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. The agency will revive the rule in September and will establish separate standards for gas- and coal-fired power plants, as the utility industry had sought, according to people familiar with the agency’s plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

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