Officials: Connecticut Can Comply With New Emissions Plan
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The commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says he's confident the state can comply with President Barack Obama's plan to impose stricter carbon dioxide limits on states.
While DEEP was still reviewing the final federal Clean Power Plan, Robert Klee said Monday his agency is pleased the new rules impose stricter carbon reduction targets than previously expected.
Klee said he's "confident we can comply" in a way "that protects ratepayers and continues to build our economy."
He pointed out how Connecticut has been working with eight other states as part of a market-based initiative and carbon emissions from Connecticut's power plants declined 34 percent from 1990 to 2012.
Attorney General George Jepsen said his office was also reviewing the plan, but called new emissions limits reasonable.