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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 17, 2014

Tax cuts, wind energy restrictions signed into law by Gov. John Kasich. Here are four takeaways  

By Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland Plain Dealer  •    •  Posted 2014-06-17 06:54:32

John Kasich gave final approval Monday to sweeping budget review legislation that includes expanded tax cuts and credits and major new restrictions on new wind turbines in the state. Kasich, speaking at a signing ceremony held at a food bank in suburban Columbus, praised the tax cuts, as well as funding for issues such as mental health services.
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9 governors ask Obama to nix carbon, water rules

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-06-17 06:54:58

Nine Republican governors asked President Obama today to scrap U.S. EPA’s climate rule proposal for existing power plants, blasting it as an unprecedented infringement on state authority. The governors, whose states are major producers and consumers of fossil fuels, told Obama in a letter the June 2 proposal from U.S. EPA would “largely dictate to states the type of electricity generation they could build and operate.” The letter was signed by the governors of Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. [ read more … ]

Fate of Obama centerpiece rule might be in his successor’s hands

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-06-17 06:55:15

Reining in U.S. power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions may be one of President Obama’s top priorities, but it’ll be his successor who’ll have to finish the job — or try to undo it. The proposal for curbing carbon emissions from existing power plants that U.S. EPA rolled out on June 2 set in motion events that won’t be wrapped up by the time a new president is sworn in January 2017. “The outcome of the 2016 presidential election will be extremely important to the future of these rules,” said Michael Gerrard, climate law director at Columbia Law School. “If the American people elect a Republican president who adheres to the current party position on climate regulation, it’s likely that EPA implementation of the rules will stop, and there will be an effort to repeal them.” [ read more … ]

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