The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is downplaying a New York Times report on the central role the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) played in the development of new carbon pollution regulations for existing power plants. “Our proposed rule was developed through a transparent process,” an EPA spokesperson said Monday. “No one person or group had outsized influence.”Coral Davenport’s July 6 report in the Times recounted a two-year effort by NRDC’s David Doniger, David Hawkins, and Dan Lashof to draft a 110-page proposal that was widely seen as a cornerstone of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan released June 2. (h/t to InsideClimate News)
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