This bill would postpone the deadlines states have to comply with the carbon emission regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) while the judicial review process finishes.
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is expected to be finalized in the summer of 2015, and is known for imposing some of the most significant carbon emissions regulations on power plants in U.S. history. Actually, according to the League of Women Voters, this plan would set the first national standards on power plant carbon pollution ever.
The regulatory deadlines would be postponed until a judgement is final, and there is no possibility of further appeal or review.
A state would not have to plan for meeting emission goals, or complying with a federal plan under a finalized rule if the state’s governor decides that complying with the federal/state plan would have a negative impact on:
Retail, commercial, or industrial electric ratepayers.
The reliability of the state’s electricity system.