EPA's New Plant Carbon Rules Get Support At DC Circ.
Law360, New York (December 21, 2016, 8:25 PM EST) -- States, academics, environmental groups and power companies told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rightly concluded that carbon capture and storage technologies should be considered the "best system of emission reduction," urging the court to strike down challenges brought by a host of opposing states and industry players.
In a series of amicus and intervenor briefs, the groups supported the EPA's decision to cap emission limits on new coal-fired power plants to 1,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA is required to set these "new source performance standards" based...
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