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As GOP Gains, Memo Makes Case For States To Withhold ESPS Plans

November 7, 2014
As Republican victories in dozens of state gubernatorial and legislative races likely will create significant new hurdles for EPA efforts to get states to submit plans for complying with its greenhouse gas (GHG) rule for existing utilties, a GOP strategist is urging state officials to withhold their plans as a way to test the reach of EPA's authority. In a memo shared with about 30 states last month, Mike McKenna, a former Virginia state official who is now a Republican...