Pa. Delegation Says EPA Rule Threatens Coal-Refuse Plants

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers on Monday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to modify its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule to accommodate a number of coal-refuse-to-energy plants in Pennsylvania whose survival is threatened by the rule’s limits on hydrochloric acid emissions. 

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said that the rule could hurt 14 plants that convert coal refuse into energy, which are on target to meet the rule’s mercury standards and particulate matter emission rate but not the rule's HCL emission limit because of...
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