9 States Strengthen Power Plant Emissions Requirements

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 8:24 PM EST) -- New Massachusetts carbon regulations approved Monday and similar measures in eight other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states will lower an existing cap on power plant emissions by more than 70 million tons next year, state officials said.

Gov. Deval Patrick recently issued amendments to the state's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that, combined with efforts in other RGGI states, will reduce carbon emissions from 165 million tons to 91 million tons, starting in 2014.

The cap will continue to drop by 2.5 percent annually, which will make sure...
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