Power plants in the United States can comply with new green environmental rules without disrupting the electricity supply if the necessary time is given to providers ad local authorities, according to Reuters.
Philip Moeller, a Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, told the news source he believes the United States can retire a lot of its forms of energy.
However, Democrats and Republicans fail to see eye-to-eye on the issue. The news source said Democrats have been portraying Republicans as willing to sacrifice health of Americans to generate energy.
A split between Republicans and Democrats has been caused due to the new Environment Protection Agency, according to the Hill.
Jon Wellinghoff, FERC Chairman said in prepared testimony for a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that he believes the electric industry can plan to meet whatever EPA regulations become final.
The Energy and Power subcommittee hearing is in the process of determining how the recently finalized EPA rules plan to cease air pollution that blows across state lines, and upcoming rules on air toxins, cooling water, greenhouse gases and coal wastes.