Neb. Sues EPA Over New Power Plant Carbon Limits

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 1:54 PM EST) -- Nebraska on Wednesday launched the first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule capping carbon emissions at new power plants, arguing that the proposed limits are wrongfully predicated on federally funded, commercially unviable pollution control technology.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is demanding that the EPA withdraw its September rulemaking package capping emissions from new coal-fired plants at 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour, which the agency began accepting stakeholder comments on just last week.

“The impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new...
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