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Ohio bill would limit impact of new pollution rule

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are expected to quickly take action on legislation intended to limit the impact of federal plans to cut total carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

The rule announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency is part of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce pollution linked to global warming.

Ohio and other states that rely heavily on coal for power wouldn't have to cut a full 30 percent, with Ohio's target at 28 percent.

States could have years to submit plans to cut power plant pollution.

A bipartisan bill would require any such plan from Ohio to protect electric affordability and reliability and to minimize effects on industrial, commercial and residential consumers. A legislative committee is scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday.

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