Monday, October 26, 2009

EPA To Issue New Air Pollution Rules For Power Plants

According to court documents, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to issue new air-pollution rules for coal- and oil-fired power plants by November 2011. A consent decree released late Thursday follows a lawsuit filed by medical associations and environmental organizations against the EPA in December, alleging the agency was not drafting new power-plant emission rules fast enough as required by the Clean Air Act.

At issue were final "maximum achievable control technology" emission standards for hazardous air pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, other heavy metals, acid gases and dioxins. (WSJ, 10/24/09)

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