Clean Air Council Submits Comments on New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gases from Power Plants
Yesterday the Clean Air Council submitted comments on EPA's proposed new source performance standards for greenhouse gases (GHGs) from power plants. The standards represent an important first step in regulating GHGs from a sector that is responsible for 34% of U.S. GHG emissions and 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, the standards are far from perfect: EPA exempted several types of sources from coverage altogether and gave new coal- and pet coke-fired power plants a "compliance alternative" that gives them an extra ten years to comply with the performance standards.
The Council's comments can be viewed below. The Council also joined several other environmental groups in a wider-ranging set of comments, submitted separately.
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