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Timing for DEP’s clean power plan in flux

John Pippy, CEO of Pennsylvania’s main coal advocacy group, PA Coal Council, said he was doubly pleased on Wednesday.

After the U.S. Supreme Court put on hold the nation’s first regulation aimed at fighting carbon pollution, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection backed away from its ambitious goal to have a compliance plan ready by September.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted a stay for the federal Clean Power Plan while its merits are debated in court. The next day, the state DEP said it would follow the regulation as it makes its way through the legal system.

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