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Oct 26, 2015 9:30 AM

Ayotte, Shaheen support Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which sets standards to limit carbon emissions from power plants.

The agency published its final version of the new regulations Friday. Some states and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels have filed court challenges to the plan.

Gov. Maggie Hassan and Shaheen are holding a news conference Monday in Concord to discuss their support of the plan.

On Sunday, Ayotte said after carefully reviewing the plan and talking with businesses, environmental groups and other stakeholders, she decided to support it to address climate change through clean energy solutions that will protect the environment.

The new rules require states to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Each state has a customized target.

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