BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed some rules to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, but the La. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) disagrees with them and says the EPA is overstepping its authority.
The rules from the EPA were announced earlier in June, setting a goal to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent nationwide.
A letter from the DEQ says that the EPA has no authorization in these matters and that errors were made when calculating reduction goals for Louisiana. The EPA officials say stronger carbon standards are needed, and that each state will be involved when developing plans on how to reduce carbon output.