EPA to review mercury rules for new power plants
Reuters reports that the US EPA will review limits on mercury emissions on new coal-fired power plants.
“In agreeing to reconsider emissions standards for new power plants, the EPA is acknowledging that its standards are unachievable,” said Ken Anderson, the general manager of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a consumer-owned, power supplier. Tri-State and others had filed suit against the EPA for its mercury rule.
“The agency should now review the comments of industry and technology vendors and come back with a regulatory standard that has a proper time frame and is rooted in the realities of science and engineering.”
The agency said the review, known as a reconsideration, is a routine tool it uses to ensure its standards to incorporate new information.