Targeting Coal- And Oil-Fired Boiler Emissions

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new regulation in its decades-long attempt to regulate air toxics emissions and criteria air pollutants from large coal- and oil-fired boilers used in electricity generation. While this is the EPA’s first national standard to reduce mercury emissions from electric utility boilers, the proposal would also regulate other air toxics, especially particulate matter, and would reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

In addition, the proposed regulation would modify New Source Performance Standards for electric utility boilers. This article provides some background...
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