Electric Group Urges DC Circ. To Block EPA Opacity Rule

Law360, Washington (December 10, 2013, 9:40 PM ET) -- An electric generator industry group on Tuesday urged the D.C. Circuit to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency rule imposing new source performance standards on particulates from certain steam generating boiler units, saying the agency had imposed the rule without adequate explanation or notice.

According to Lauren E. Freeman of Hunton & Williams LLP, counsel for the Utility Air Regulatory Group, the EPA’s February 2012 rule requiring operators of certain older steam boiler units to periodically check the opacity of emissions coming from those boilers and ensure...
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