States Want Delay on Emission Rules

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wsj.com
* JANUARY 12, 2010

States Want Delay on Emission Rules
By STEPHEN POWER and IAN TALLEY

A growing number of state regulators are urging...Obama...to slow the rollout of proposed federal rules curbing industrial greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the administration's approach could overwhelm them with paperwork, delay construction projects.., undercut their own efforts to fight climate change.

The states' warnings vary in urgency...

The EPA declined to comment...

The Obama administration has said it would prefer that Congress pass legislation that would use a so-called cap-and-trade system to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

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