Janet McCabe, EPA Acting Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation addressed the NASEO Annual Meeting on Monday, September 14.  Focusing her remarks on the Clean Power Plan, McCabe discussed the process EPA went through in preparing the final rule—including reading and reviewing millions of public comments.  The final rule reflects many of the ideas and comments EPA received and McCabe stated that it is designed to fit into the way the system already works, leveraging work that the states and utilities are already undertaking.  Ms. McCabe emphasized that the final rule includes certain features that will allow states to work with their utilities in creative ways without compromising reliability and increasing costs.  EPA believes the rule builds on progress that’s already underway.


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