The Obama administration is “leaning toward” revising a centerpiece of its second term agenda, a proposal to regulate gas emissions from new power plants, in order to bolster its standing against potential legal challenges.
The revision would force the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the new rules, limiting new power plants to no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour of electricity produced, past the April 13 deadline, the Washington Post reports. The White House has not yet reached a final decision, however.
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