Tri-State Generation and Transmission has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its proposed new rules for clean air. The power provider has submitted its comments to the EPA on the proposed rules, and is now making those comments available to the public. The EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” requires states and utilities to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Tri-State says the proposal is the most complex and wide-ranging regulation written under the Clean Air Act and sets out to restructure the utility industry in a way that ignores costs to consumers, disregards the realities of the utility industry and makes inaccurate assumptions about how electricity is generated, transmitted and consumed. Tri-State’s analysis of the proposal has indicated it would result in significant costs to its members. You can view the full comments by clicking here.