House Science Chair Calls For EPA Power Plant Rule Review

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 4:41 PM EST) -- The chairman of the House Science Committee on Tuesday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of putting politics above science with its proposed greenhouse gas emissions standard for power plants, pointing to a Science Advisory Board review questioning the data behind the rule.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said the independent advisers on the SAB have uncovered major problems with the science used to justify the agency's New Source Performance Standards for new stationary sources such as power plants. The EPA has an obligation to reassess the...
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