Regulators Spar Over Impact Of EPA's Power Sector Rules

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The Democratic chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told a House subcommittee Wednesday that several new environmental regulations would not negatively impact the reliability of the electric grid, a position disputed by a Republican FERC commissioner and state regulators.

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said the electricity industry's compliance with several new and proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency power sector regulations covering cross-state air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, coal combustion residuals and other issues would not...
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