EPA Unveils Final Cross-State Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Thursday requiring several states to cut power plant emissions that contribute to cross-state ozone and fine particle pollution, finalizing a plan that ropes Texas in to a broader swath of the regulations than originally proposed.

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which replaces the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule, is intended to protect downwind states from the harmful effects of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions generated in upwind states, and to generally improve air quality throughout the...
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