Pratt's Energy Law Report - Vol. 15-8
"Power Up in the Air: The EPA Regulations"
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) continues to seek to regulate greenhouse gas and other air emissions, primarily to reduce the use of coal and oil for the generation of electricity. The first part of this article discusses two important air pollution regulations promulgated by the EPA, which directly affect the operations of new and existing power plants nationwide. The second part of the article focuses on two other regulations issued by the EPA, both of which seek to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants as part of the agency’s agenda to address the impacts of climate change.