EPA administrator says carbon rules could be boon for Wisconsin

By Kay Nolan,  March 11, 2015

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisBusiness.com. This article ran in the March 11, 2015 issue.

MILWAUKEE — The Midwest’s EPA chief said Wisconsin stands to gain economically from new rules that require states to cut carbon emissions from
power plants by 30 percent within 15 years, rebutting opponents of the rule at a WisPolitics.com luncheon in Milwaukee.

Yesterday’s luncheon led with a presentation by Susan Hedman, EPA Region 5 administrator, who outlined the proposed rules and suggested “building blocks”
for states to proceed.

A panel discussion followed, comprised of: incoming PSC Chair Ellen Nowak; Nicholas Martin, manager of environmental policy for Xcel Energy; Wisconsin
Industrial Energy Group executive director Todd Stuart; and Clean Wisconsin Senior Policy Director Keith Reopelle.