Coal Power Giving Way To Gas In Pa. As Enviro Rules Tighten

Law360, Philadelphia (August 14, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania energy producers are increasingly opting to retire aging coal-fired power plants rather than paying the rapidly escalating cost of ensuring compliance with tough new federal environmental regulations, a trend that's clearing a path for increased investments in cheaper and cleaner gas-fired facilities, attorneys say.

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has instituted new rules tightening emissions standards for mercury and strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particles, operators of coal-fired power plants have been increasingly choosing to mothball their facilities, clearing room...
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