EPA Cooling Water Plan Runs Afoul Of Green Groups

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 7:25 PM EST) -- The much-anticipated federal rule for power plant water intake is about to be finalized after years of delay, but attorneys say legal wrangling over the regulation is likely to continue in the months ahead with dissatisfied environmental groups demanding closed-loop systems that use much less water.

The proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule doesn't go as far as many wildlife advocates and environmental nonprofits were hoping, allowing many large industrial facilities to escape explicit requirements for closed-cycle cooling systems that could better prevent aquatic life from...
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