Walker: Obama power plant rule ‘unworkable’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is telling President Barack Obama that his plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is “unworkable.”

A Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, Walker said Wisconsin will not comply with the president’s plan without “significant and meaningful changes.” Obama’s proposal is aimed at curbing the pollution blamed for global warming.

Walker said in a letter dated May 21 that the proposed rule was “riddled with inaccuracies” and “questionable assumptions” that made it unworkable for his state. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter.

Wisconsin is among 15 coal-reliant states that are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to block the so-called Clean Power Plan. The plan would require states to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030.