Senate Proposal Aims To Delay EPA Utility Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 5:05 PM EST) -- Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Dan Coats, R-Ind., introduced a bill Wednesday that would push back implementation of two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air emissions rules, a move they said would give utilities more time to prepare for the new requirements. 

The Fair Compliance Act of 2011 would delay the compliance deadline for the EPA’s Maximum Achievable Technology rule for utilities, or MACT, by two years, and the deadline for the Cross-State Air Pollution rule by three years. If signed into law, the bill would require...
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