Addressing the Carbon Forum North America 2013 on October 1, state officials advocated for state flexibility for upcoming Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants. Delaware Secretary of Environment and Energy Collin O’Mara said states are at different stages in regulating emissions within their borders. California Public Utilities Commission Deputy Executive Director for Policy and External Relations Brian Turner said the agency should use successful state initiatives as models. Participants praised agency outreach on this rule and the recently released regulation for new power plants.