EPA Rule May Crush New Coal Plants And Buoy Natural Gas

Law360, New York (March 27, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently extended public comment on its proposed "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" by another 60 days.

Published on Jan. 8, 2014, the proposed rule would establish the first carbon dioxide emissions limits for newly constructed power plants.[1] The extra time is being provided to allow for review and comment on the EPA’s recently published technical support document, which outlines the agency's legal and technical basis for selecting carbon capture and storage (“CCS”)...
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