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EPA pushes back deadline for comment on carbon rules

from The Huffington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday afternoon that it is extending the public comment period for its proposed rules on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, raising questions about whether the agency will be able to meet the June 2015 deadline President Barack Obama set for finalizing the standards. Janet McCabe, EPA's acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, said the agency is extending the comment period by 45 days, until Dec. 1. The previous deadline had been set for Oct. 16. She said the extension comes "because of the strong amount of interest we’ve seen from stakeholders." more


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