"Greenhouse Gas Proposal To Miss Deadline: EPA Chief"

"The Environmental Protection Agency will miss an end-of-month target for proposing greenhouse gas regulations for power plants, the head of the EPA said on Wednesday."

"The administration of President Barack Obama is under pressure from business to cut environmental regulation that critics say is hurting the economy, and last week Obama backtracked on smog plans.

The EPA is working on plans to limit greenhouse gases from power plants and oil refineries, and it had been targeting releasing some utility-focused proposals on September 30.

'Greenhouse gases for power plants is first on the docket,' EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said on the sidelines of an event in San Francisco. 'Although we are not going to make the date at the end of the month, we are still working and will be shortly announcing a new schedule.'"

Peter Henderson reports for Reuters September 16, 2011.

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Source: Reuters, 09/16/2011