Latest In EPA's Series Of Aggressive Coal Plant Rules
May 9, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT
Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT) -- On April 19, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed technology-based effluent limitation guidelines and standards for steam electric power-generating units. The proposed national standards, which are based on data collected from industry, provide for a phased-in approach and the use of technologies already installed at a number of plants.
The EPA argues that this regulatory action is necessary to reduce the amount of toxic metals and other pollutants discharged to surface waters by power plants in part because the development of new air pollution...