EPA Carbon Dioxide Proposal Could Force 40% Emission Cut In Minnesota

EPA Carbon Dioxide Proposal Could Force 40% Emission Cut In Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could force Minnesota utilities to cut carbon emissions by 40-percent in 16 years. State officials haven't finished analyzing the proposal yet, and the estimate comes from the EPA. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency doesn't yet know if the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions proposed by Washington has already been met, and emissions have varied year to year due to utilities using both coal and natural gas to generate electricity.