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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 20, 2013

Landrieu uncertain whether she’ll support FERC nominee

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-20 06:40:18

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said today she’s “encouraged” by Ron Binz’s views on natural gas but hasn’t decided whether to support his nomination to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “I’m still collecting information and data from him, but I was encouraged by his testimony about his support for natural gas, his support for exports of natural gas and his understanding that natural gas is a cleaner fuel,” Landrieu said in an interview on Capitol Hill. [ read more … ]

Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-09-20 06:40:37

A year after a plan by President Obama to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants set off angry opposition, the administration will announce on Friday that it is not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and will press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies. The proposed regulations, to be announced at the National Press Club by Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, are an aggressive move by Mr. Obama to bypass Congress on climate change with executive actions he promised in his inaugural address this year. The regulations are certain to be denounced by House Republicans and the industry as part of what they call the president’s “war on coal.” [ read more … ]

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