Could EPA Rule Turn the Lights Off in Texas?

At a hearing today in Austin, state power companies and members of various commissions slammed the Environmental Protection Agency because of a measure aimed at reducing emissions from power plants in 27 states, including Texas.

Critics of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule say it could cause rolling blackouts and the loss of much-needed jobs in Texas and blamed the EPA for not affording the state due process to comment before handing down a Jan. 1, 2012, deadline.

The EPA rule initially proposed in August 2010 did not include Texas in the sulfur dioxide reduction programs. The rule seeks to reduce ...

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