INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top EPA official says the agency's new plan to
target global warming by cutting power plants' carbon emissions will also
significantly improve public health by reducing airborne pollutants.
administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe says
the new rule will cut sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen
oxide emissions by hundreds of thousands of tons, bringing immediate
"health benefits to everybody in the county."
Wednesday to the Mid-America Regulatory Conference. The group includes
utility and energy regulatory officials from 14 states from Texas to
She says the rule
announced Monday that's aimed at cutting power plants' carbon dioxide
emissions by 30 percent by 2030 is built on methods states and utilities
are already using to cut reliance on coal-fired power.