Mo., other states developing plans to shape energy futures outside EPA regs

September 29, 2014 at 10:45 am ET

E&E’s Jeffrey Tomich¬†reports Missouri and more than three dozen other states have been working on energy plans outside the EPA’s carbon emissions rule. But now they might have to incorporate that regulation.

Like reactions to EPA’s proposed carbon rule, energy plans vary widely and can depend heavily on a state’s natural resources, demographics and, of course, politics.

They can range from a handful of pages to hundreds. Some emphasize economic development and job creation. Others lean toward environmental goals such as addressing climate change or improving air and water quality.

Universally, however, all plans aim to ensure consumers have access to clean, affordable and abundant energy.

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