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Industry Groups Slam New EPA Rules

"On Tuesday, leading industry groups laid out their grievances in a united front against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) signature climate rule," The Hill reports.  

"Groups like the American Petroleum Institute (API), which said earlier this month that lobbying against the EPA's regulations to cut carbon dioxide from existing power plants would not be a priority, joined the push against it Tuesday."  

"API said on a call with six other industry groups that the regulations would have "adverse consequences" and a "chilling effect" on investments across the entire energy sector. A main point of contention for the industry is that the rule allows broad flexibility, which would allow states to regulate "beyond the fence" of the fossil-fuel plants in question."

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