NY Adopts CO2 Cap, Enviro Justice Regs

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT) -- New York’s environmental regulator on Thursday adopted regulations requiring new and expanding power plants to meet stricter carbon dioxide limits and to conduct environmental justice reviews to mitigate pollution in poor communities.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s rule, proposed in January, will take effect July 12 and will apply to all new generating facilities greater than 25 megawatts and expansions greater than 25 megawatts at existing facilities.

The rule limits carbon dioxide emissions from new and expanded fossil fuel-fired power plants to 925 pounds...
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