EPA Caps New Power Plant Emissions In First-Ever GHG Rule

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the first-ever standard on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants Tuesday, defying Republican and industry claims that new regulations would destroy the coal power sector.

The proposed rule would cap greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants at 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour, setting the nation’s first uniform standard for new facilities.

“Right now there are no limits to the amount of carbon pollution that future power plants will be able to put into our skies, and...
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