Campbell County’s Legislative Delegation urges their constituents to make comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its rule for carbon emissions on new coal-fired power plants. The comment period is open until March 10.
Senators Hines, Von Flatern and Driskill join Representatives Lubnau, Blikre, Kasperik, Barlow and Mader are urging the public to submit comments supporting a carbon emission of 1800 pounds per megawatt hour.
“I’m told the EPA, along with its environmental allies, desire to make the rule at 1100 pounds per megawatt hour,” says Senator Ogden Driskill. “Coal industry analysts inform me only 1800 pounds per megawatt hour is the best obtainable at this time.”
“So if the EPA sets this rule at its desired level, we probably won’t see another coal-fired plant built in the U.S,” adds Senator Von Faltern.
“It’s time for the people of Wyoming to try to retake control of their destinies,” concurs Speaker Lubnau. “Submitting a comment against EPA overreach is a great first step.”
This carbon rule applies to new coal-fired power plants only. Where this rule is set will affect the building of future coal-fired power plants. Such plants would provide a market for Wyoming coal. If the rule is set at 1800 pounds per megawatt hour it makes the building of new plants feasible.
Comments on the proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants must reference Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495. Comments must be sent by March 10.
Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
Online through Regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
Fax: Fax your comments to: 202-566-9744.
Mail: Send your comments to: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20460
All comments must include Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495.