Franz Litz, executive director of Pace Law School’s Energy & Climate Center, is available to speak to the media about the Environmental Protection Agency setting greenhouse gas regulations for power plants and refineries. It is expected that EPA will release a new schedule for issuing regulations on Friday, after it missed two previous deadlines in July and September.
“This is EPA’s first real attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources other than cars and trucks. This regulation is well overdue. There is a lot at stake for states like those in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that have already stepped up to reduce emissions from power plants. Now, EPA must follow through to ensure other states do their part. As we enter an election year, EPA should not bow to political pressure.”