“EPA’s proposal would present substantial challenges for many utilities and their customers, while being less burdensome for others. Companies facing multiple emission-control requirements under very tight deadlines would face the biggest challenges related to costs and possibly jobs.
“There is general agreement within the power sector that, as EPA moves forward with this and other regulatory proposals, the agency should seek to incorporate flexibility into its implementation strategies. This will be one of the main criteria individual utilities will use to evaluate this and other programs.
"Regulations should allow for compliance in the most cost-effective manner to avoid undue impacts on customers, the economy and jobs."