EPA Urged To Reconsider Power Plant Carbon Limits

Law360, Washington (February 6, 2014, 4:52 PM EST) -- The American Petroleum Institute, coal trade groups and a Republican lawmaker asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to reconsider its proposed carbon dioxide emissions standards for new power plants, claiming the agency has set impossible standards for coal-burning facilities.

At an EPA public meeting on Thursday, API blasted the agency for failing to conduct a proper cost-benefit analysis controversial carbon dioxide emissions standards for new fossil fuel-fired plants and proposing regulations based on unproven carbon capture and storage technologies.

The EPA's proposed greenhouse gas...
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