EPA Releases Rollback Of Power Plant Wastewater Rule

Law360 (August 31, 2020, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized its rollback of part of an Obama-era rule that set the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants, including mercury, lead and selenium.

In its final revision to the 2015 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards rule, proposed last year, the agency set new pollution limits for two of the most common types of wastewater produced by coal-fired power plants. The agency claims the change, which allows plants to use the best available pollution control technology that's economically achievable, will reduce compliance costs...

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