EPA Chief Disputes Senate Critique Of Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 1:32 PM EST) -- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended the legal foundation of proposed emissions standards for new power plants during a Senate hearing on Thursday as senior Republican lawmakers insisted that a 2005 energy law prevents the rule from moving forward.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that recently published new source performance standards for future power plants rely on scientific findings and data from a variety of sources, rejecting claims that the agency relies too heavily on results...
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