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Baker Botts Lawyer Megan Berge Discusses New Climate Rule on NPR



HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 -- In a segment posted on National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday, Baker Botts Environmental senior associate Megan Berge discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants nationwide, and what the proposal means for Texas power.

When discussing her reaction to the announcement, Berge believed that the EPA got a number of things right, such as: the need to maximize state flexibility and crediting early action and state leadership.

She also mentioned that the EPA “missed the mark with a few things,” and she is “hoping that through the rule-making process, that we can correct those going forward.” Specifically, Berge said that she would like to see the EPA focus targets on what is actually achievable by the sources, adding that she thinks EPA “should look closely at the text of 111(d).”

To listen to the entire segment on NPR, please click here.

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