9 April 2012 – Despite the concerns raised by the Obama administration about the effect of CO2 on global warming, on Monday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to delay some limitations they were planning for coal fired plants and heavy industry smokestacks for at least a year.

According to a report on Reuters UK, spokesperson Lisa Jackson’s statement included quotes from a letter by Senator Jay Rockefeller (Democrat) of coal-rich West Virginia, who expressed concerns about the economic repercussions caused by carbon emission and reduction regulations.

Senator Rockefeller plans to introduce legislation allowing Congress to impose a temporary pause on EPA regulations for two to three years.
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