EPA to announce new regulations over power plants
The carbon emissions are on the priority list of Environmental Protection Agency based in the United States. The power plants emitting green house gases will face strict regulations once rules by the agency become a law. Though this move has faced opposition from many states, who are dependent on the energy from these plants, the same states are looking for ways to follow these rules. Many states have challenged the decision by the chief environment protector in the country at the court.
49 states are supposed to send detailed implementation plans to the agency once the rules are in the final phase. Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development, a research institute which arranges talks in Midwestern part of America about renewable energy informed that 41 states are on its way to discover ways to follow the guidelines. Vice President Doug Scott from the institute said that all states will be on board soon. Being part of formal renewable energy support group doesn’t matter unless states governments are willing to follow the new regulations for the betterment of the environment.
Few states have already considered this as violation of the federal structure of the constitution but overall the picture looks good for the implementation of this ambitious plan. The state branches of the environmental protection arm of the government have been assigned to create detailed compliance plan but political hurdles are making work difficult. Most conservative (Republican) states are willing to follow the rules but EPA should be ready with plan B if this attempt fails.