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  • EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Power Plants & Oil Refineries

    On December 23, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a two-year plan to set greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act for power plants and oil refineries. The U.S. EPA is scheduled to issue proposed regulations for power plants by July 26, 2011 and final regulations by May 26, 2012. Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator for air and ...

  • EPA Seeks Input on Federal Plan for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

    Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency’s top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. Based on input from states and stakeholders, EPA believes that many states will find the information included in this plan helpful as they begin to develop their own plans to cut carbon ...

  • EPA reducing fish kills at power plants, factories

    The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards Monday aimed at reducing the billions of fish, crabs and shrimp killed by cooling water systems at power plants and factories each year. The regulations will force more than 1,000 power plants and factories that withdraw at least 2 million gallons of water a day from adjacent waterways for cooling to take steps to minimize its toll on ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30%

    The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. The rule being announced Monday is expected to be finalized next year. It is a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Carbon Standards for Modified Plants Impose Double Regulation, Utilities Say

    An Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule that would require modified and reconstructed power plants to meet two different carbon dioxide emissions standards under separate provisions of the Clean Air Act is illegal, states and industry groups said. “The EPA provides no discussion regarding how an affected [electricity generating unit] could meet two different standards, the basis ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • US EPA’s Gina McCarthy address: new regulations of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and oil refineries

    PHOENIX, AZ – February 1, 2011 – Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation , was the keynote speaker during the plenary session of EUEC 2011, the USA’s largest energy, utility and environment conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 31 through February 2, 2011. The ...

  • Texas Power Plants "Enter the MATRICS" to Comply with New CSAPR Regulations

    With the EPA’s new Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) going into effect in less than a week, power plants across the southwest are scrambling to ensure that they comply with new federal regulations. On Dec. 26, Houston-based consulting firm ACS Engineering ...


    By PRWeb

  • U.S. Power Plants Face New Environmental Regulations, Potential Retrofits

    Untitled Document EPA's new CWA Section 316(b) rule may significantly increase facility permitting and monitoring costs for of 543 major US power plants -- even requiring expensive retrofits of their cooling ...


    By AECOM

  • EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for coal ash as well as combustion byproducts including soot, char and ash.   ...


  • Dialogue on performance standards for existing power plants: participant comments to EPA

    In two legal challenges filed in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, a number of states and non-governmental organizations sought to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing power plants under section 111 of the Clean Air Act. In December 2010, EPA settled the lawsuit by agreeing to a schedule for regulating power plants. This ...

  • EPA says it intends to regulate emissions by US airliners

    The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming. Using its authority under The Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary finding of endangerment to human health clears the way for possible U.S. adoption of ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA moving forward on greenhouse gas regulation

    Under a final decision issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no stationary sources will be required to get Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gases (GHGs) before January 2011. The delay in requiring power plants and other industrial sites to obtain federal pollution permits for emitting greenhouse gases formally affirms an agency announcement last month that it ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency did not properly take costs into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions ...


    By Associated Press

  • House GOP moves to block EPA rules on power plants

    In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration's "war on coal." Obama's proposal, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Group sues EPA over invasive species regulations

    An environmental group said Wednesday it has sued the federal government, contending that recently established regulations for ships to treat ballast water before releasing it into U.S. waterways aren't strong enough to prevent more aquatic species invasions. The National Wildlife Federation's lawsuit asks a federal appeals court to rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA expects to revise rules for wastewater discharges from power plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to revise the existing standards for water discharges from coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution and better protect America’s water. Wastewater discharged from coal ash ponds, air pollution control equipment, and other equipment at power plants can contaminate drinking water sources, cause fish and other wildlife to die and create other ...

  • EPA to issue strict rules for US power plant air toxics

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic air pollution from the nation’s coal- and oil-burning power plants by November 2011, according to a settlement agreement reached in a federal lawsuit brought against the Agency by a coalition of public health and environmental groups. The settlement has been lodged in the United States District Court for the ...

  • EPA Proposes to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways by Power Plants

    In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today will propose a range of options to help reduce dangerous pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium that are released into America’s waterways by coal ash, air pollution control waste and other waste from steam electric power ...

  • EPA Consulted With Hundreds of Groups On Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants

    Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials consulted with at least 210 separate groups representing a broad range of interests in the Washington area and held more than 100 meetings and events with additional organizations across regional offices as the agency prepared its carbon pollution regulation for existing power plants. Data provided to Bloomberg BNA upon request show the agency held ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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