NY Approves Emissions Rules Tougher Than EPA's

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- New York state has adopted clean air rules for power plants and other industrial facilities that are stricter than federal regulations, drawing criticism from the business community.

On Tuesday, the New York State Environmental Board approved a “new source review” regulation requiring facilities to install updated pollution controls if the expansion of their facilities or operations increases emissions.

The Clean Air Act has its own federal new source review provision that governs whether or not facilities must install new emissions controls while making major changes in...
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