Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:13:41 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court has curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) options for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from power plants, an important environmental decision that could impact the federal government’s authority to enforce other regulations. The court in a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, on June 30 said the EPA does […]

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EPA to Withdraw Federal Regional Haze Plan for Utah Based on New Analysis

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:14:10 +0000

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Citing new technical information gleaned from a more modern modeling analysis, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to withdraw a federal implementation plan (FIP) to control regional haze from four PacifiCorp coal-fired units in Utah and allow the state to revert to conditions set out in a 2015-submitted state implementation plan (SIP). The agency’s […]

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Vistra May Close 2 GW of Illinois Coal Power By Year’s End

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:53:13 +0000

Vistra Energy will shutter four coal-fired power plants—a total 2 GW—as required by Illinois’ recently revised Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS) rule, but CEO Curtis Morgan noted the move was “inevitable” due to the changing regulatory environment and unfavorable economic conditions in the MISO market.  The company on Aug. 21 said it will close the 54-year-old 915-MW […]

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EPA’s Final Regional Haze Guidance Highlights State Discretion, Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:27:45 +0000

New guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 20 to help states prepare for the second implementation period of the federal regional haze program puts emphasis on “discretion and flexibilities” they can use to comply with long-standing mandates to protect visibility in federal areas.   While it is not binding, the EPA’s […]

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