EPA Proposes Clean Air Plan For 3 Okla. Power Plants

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected Oklahoma's plan to reduce air pollution, instead proposing that three Oklahoma power plants be required to adopt new technology or switch to cleaner-burning natural gas.

Oklahoma's own emissions plan falls short of meeting the Clean Air Act's regional haze requirements due to the emissions from the three power plants, according to the EPA's analysis of the state's plan. The state's other sources of pollution, however, will meet the federal air pollution law's standards, the agency said.

The coal-fired...
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