Plant Owner Loses Bid To Stay EPA Emission Cuts Plan

Law360, New Orleans (March 2, 2012, 6:07 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit on Friday denied requests by Public Service Co. New Mexico and the New Mexico state government to suspend a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring steep cuts in emissions from the state’s main power source.

The EPA’s rule orders PNM to install selective catalytic reduction technology at the high-pollutiing, coal-fired San Juan Generating Station to reduce emissions that obstruct views of the Grand Canyon and other national parks in the region.

PNM appealed the rule, along with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and...
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