NRECA Urges EPA to Maintain Current Ozone Standard

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed additional restrictions on ozone standards.  The newer standards would be very costly to power plants, which might require owners to choose between implementing expensive emissions controls for coal and natural gas-fired units or shutting such units down.  Carol Whitman, senior environmental principal at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, pointed out that the Obama administration had affirmed the current standard issued in 2008 as “adequately protective of human health” and asserts that the EPA’s proposal goes too far with too little benefit.  Please click here to read more.

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