The nine Northeast states that make up the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to consider the RGGI system for meeting the national carbon-emissions rule for power plants. "Our experience with RGGI demonstrates that regional cooperation can achieve the most cost-effective emission reductions, enable a transition to a lower-emitting and more-efficient power sector, and create economic benefits and jobs across the United States," the states wrote in a letter to the EPA.

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