EPA Finalizes Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Revamp

By Keith Goldberg (September 7, 2016, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday finalized the incorporation of the 2008 national ozone standards into its cross-state air pollution rule, requiring several upwind U.S. states to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants that travel to downwind states that currently aren't meeting those ozone standards.

The EPA's update of the rule, which the U.S. Supreme Court revived in 2014 after it was struck down by the D.C. Circuit, adopts federal implementation plans to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from 22 states in the eastern half of the U.S. that contribute to downwind areas' inability to meet the 2008 national ambient...

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