Environmental agency reportedly considering two-month postponement to unveiling of emissions performance standards
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly poised to delay an imminent announcement on controversial new rules intended to curb emissions from power plants.
According to a number of reports over the weekend, the agency, which is under intense pressure from Republicans and energy lobbyists, is likely to put back the release of proposed performance standards for power plants that had been expected next month. The delay is likely to stretch to one or two months, according to sources.
News of the possible delay was first reported in the National Journal and was followed by reports from news agencies Reuters and Bloomberg, both of which cited anonymous sources familiar with the EPA.
The EPA declined to comment on the speculation, insisting that the agency had nothing to announce at this time....MORE