EPA Mercury Rule Review To Benefit Select Few Coal Plants

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reconsider its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule will likely result in the agency loosening compliance requirements for a small group of planned new coal-fired power plants, but won’t make new coal construction any easier, experts say.

Finalized in December, the rule, known as MATS, requires that power plants make steep reductions in toxic air emissions over the next three years, a measure the EPA says will prevent tens of thousands of health problems and premature deaths annually....
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