NRECA Joins Groups Advocating Continuation of MATS

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), along with six other advocating groups, requested that the Environmental Protection Agency complete the statutorily mandated Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) for power plants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act as expeditiously as possible and leave the underlying Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) in place and effective. Since the MATS rule became effective in 2012, more than $18 billion has been spent on compliance. A complete and robust RTR will recognize the capital investments already made for compliance and will allow the industry to continue full implementation of the MATS rule.

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