EPA Clamps Down On Air Pollution At Pa. Plant

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would require a Genon Energy Inc. coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania to drastically reduce sulfur dioxide emissions after New Jersey complained that the facility had worsened air quality across state lines.

The EPA has proposed a rule that would force Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, Pa., to reduce its SO2 emissions by about 81 percent over a three-year period.

The move comes after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection submitted a Clean Air Act petition in...
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