EPA Air Chief Tells Lawmakers Carbon Regs Can Be Justified

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The federal government's top air regulator focused on the Clean Air Act's statutory language during a congressional hearing on carbon standards for new power plants Wednesday, stressing that the rule can be based on emissions-reduction technologies that aren't commercially available but have been demonstrated as functional.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air chief Janet McCabe told members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology that proposed new source performance standards for stationary facilities must be proven to be technically feasible. The lack of widespread use...
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