"EPA’s Proposed 'Transport Rule' Raises Questions for Power"

On July 6, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed its long-awaited "Transport Rule" to replace the 2005 Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which was vacated by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 11, 2008. The new rule is targeted at power plants in upwind states and designed to reduce smog and particulate matter in downwind states. EPA anticipates the rule will accelerate the reduction of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in 31 states in the eastern half of the U.S. and the District of Columbia.

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