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Inhofe asks for EPA to drop electric generation emissions rule

Senator says rules based on flawed interpretations and would outlaw new coal-fired generation plants

BY RANDY KREHBIEL - Tulsa World Published: August 5, 2012
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed greenhouse emissions rule for electric generation.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Inhofe says the rules rely “on a number of unprecedented and flawed interpretations” of the Clean Air Act and would essentially outlaw new coal-fired generation plants.

Inhofe, R-Tulsa, also...

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