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US environmental official talks up clean air rules

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 10, 2014 at 3:01 am •  Published: July 10, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal environmental official will meet with environmentalists, state officials and others in Hartford to discuss the Obama administration's clean air initiatives.

Janet McCabe, an acting assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, is scheduled to speak Thursday at the offices of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

McCabe is working on the EPA's clean power plan that is expected to lead to a national rule regulating carbon pollution from electric power plants.

State environmental officials say Connecticut and eight other Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states have reduced regional power plant carbon pollution by more than 40 percent from levels in 2005 as a result of a cap-and-trade program.