EPA Toughens Rules For Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday unveiled regulations on emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants, tightening Clean Air Act rules that were relaxed under the Bush administration.

The agency has proposed a set of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants emitted by coal and oil utility steam generating units, or EGUs, implementing conclusions from a more than decade-old study that found such regulations were necessary to protect the environment and public health.

The EPA’s proposal confirms the study, completed in December 2000, and lays...
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