REUTERS/Chris Keane- The Duke Energy coal-fired power plant is seen from the Dan River in Eden, North Carolina February 19, 2014. North Carolina state officials defended their oversight of coal ash ponds on Wednesday, a day after a second leak was found to be threatening a river already tainted by toxic sludge from a spill earlier this month.
The New Era of Climate Federalism
June 2, 2014,
On Monday, June 2nd, the EPA proposed new regulations that would cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030. In this post, Barry G. Rabe reflects on reasons to be optimistic about the tried-and-true strategy of setting federal emissions standards while allowing for flexible state implementation.