US eyes new rules on power plants to curb emissions
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Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 15:56
Washington: The United States plans to impose new pollution standards on power plants and oil refineries in 2012 as part of efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Power plants and refineries are two major emitters in the business sector, accounting for roughly 40 percent of the country's carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

The agency said yesterday it will propose standards for power plants in July and for refineries in December next year, with an eye to issuing final standards in May and November of 2012, respectively.

Prior to the process, the agency will hear opinions from the business community and others concerned in early 2011, it added.


First Published: Friday, December 24, 2010, 15:56

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