Grid Emergency Bill Could Temper Utilities' EPA Woes

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would exempt utilities from having to comply with environmental laws during electrical grid emergencies, a measure experts say could ease some industry concerns about meeting controversial new standards on toxic air emissions.

In a voice vote, the House passed the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act, sending the legislation to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

The bill, H.R. 4273, would protect protect utilities against being hit with penalties for violating federal, state and local environmental laws...
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