EPA sets schedule to limit pollution from power plants, oil refineries

Final standards would be announced in 2012 for such facilities, which account for almost 40% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans and energy industry officials object. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a timetable Thursday to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from two major sources of the pollution scientists link to global warming: power plants and oil refineries.

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EPA sets schedule to limit pollution from power plants, oil refineries