Bipartisan Bill Would Amend Clean Air Act

Law360, New York (February 4, 2010, 6:52 PM EST) -- Having watched the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution rules get repeatedly shot down in court, a bipartisan group of senators took matters into its own hands Thursday, introducing legislation that would slash sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.

The legislation, known as the Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010, would cut sulfur dioxide emissions by 80 percent, from 7.6 million tons in 2008 to 1.5 million tons in 2018; would cut nitrogen oxides emissions by 53 percent, from 3...
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