Clean Power Plants Make Good Neighbors

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 3:56 PM EST) -- On Oct. 31, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was granting the petition submitted by New Jersey under §126 of the Clean Air Act, requiring the Portland Generating Station in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Pa., to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in order to avoid causing exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for SO2 downwind in New Jersey.

The requirements are fairly straightforward. Within three years, the plant must limit emissions as follows:

Unit 1 emissions may not exceed 1,105...
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