WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is extending emissions testing and waiving late fees for owners of General Motors cars being recalled. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Currey made the announcement Wednesday. […]
Officials in all six New England states and Delaware, Maryland and New York are putting in place new rules, adjusting the limit on emissions for 2014 to 91 million tons of carbon dioxide from 165 million tons. In addition, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program calls for a 2.5 percent cut in emissions each year from 2015 to 2020.
A federal appeals court has overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by Connecticut and other states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.