Obama plan to reduce carbon pollution could see states increase emissions

New rules place widely different burdens on states and would require modest effort from heavy coal producers, according to early analyses

Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants places widely different burdens on the states, and in some cases allows states to increase not reduce emissions, according to early analyses of the new rules.

The new rules would require only modest effort from heavy coal states such as Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky while requiring big cuts from Texas, Louisiana, and New York, according to an analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance research company.

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