EPA To Issue New Power Plant Rules By Nov. 2011

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to regulate emissions from electric utility steam-generating units, ending a suit brought by a dozen advocacy groups that claimed mercury and other toxins from the units pose a serious threat to public health.

In the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, the EPA lodged a proposed consent decree agreeing to a time table for regulating emissions from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam-generating units, or EGUs.

In the consent decree, the EPA pledged to file...
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