Texas Doctors Want Pollution Rules Stiffened At Energy Plants

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The Dallas County Medical Society asked Texas' environmental agency Wednesday to adopt rules that would cut pollution emanating from three coal-fired power plants owned by Energy Future Holdings Inc., saying rules should be set in case the company declares bankruptcy and the plants change hands.

The Big Brown, Martin Lake and Monticello power plants, which date back to the 1970s, use outdated technology and have caused disproportionately high ozone levels in the Dallas-Fort Worth and East Texas regions, DCMS said in a petition to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. They said now is the best time to impose stringent requirements...

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