EPA seeks Maine feedback on White House policy

6:28 AM, May 17, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency is in Maine to get feedback on the Obama administration's proposed first-ever limits on greenhouse emissions from new power plants.

Curt Spalding of the EPA is among the participants in a Maine Leaders Roundtable on Climate Change at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. Other participants include forestry and tourism business leaders, physicians, energy experts, elected officials and scientists.

The Obama administration's proposal was unveiled in March.

Republicans and industry officials said the regulations will raise electricity prices and kill off coal, but environmentalists complained that even stricter standards were needed for coal-fired power, one of the largest sources of the gases blamed for global warming.

 

 

 

 

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