EPA to propose power plant emission cuts

|By:, SA News Editor

The Environmental Protection Agency will propose legislation mandating U.S. power plants to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by an average of 30% by 2030 from levels 25 years earlier.

The proposal will be unveiled later today, and is in line with President Barack Obama's climate-change and environmental protection agenda.

Each state will have different reduction standards, with the national average being 25% by 2020 and 30% by 2030.

The law would affect hundreds of fossil-fuel power plants, and would strike the nation's 600 coal-fired plants the hardest.