Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)
EPA last week took the next step in its campaign to clean up coal-fired power plants, proposing to strengthen the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
The revised Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards would build on standards set under President Obama but weakened under President Trump.
EPA reaffirmed the legal basis for its MATS rule, but there will be no immediate impact, as the 519 plants affected are already in compliance.
Policymakers and industry officials gathered for NARUC Winter Policy Summit, where they discussed coal and nuclear power, among other topics.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-10 to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be EPA administrator to the full Senate.
Senate Democrats pressed acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the agency’s efforts to reverse Obama policies on vehicle and power plant emissions.
FERC ruled that WEPCo overcharged ratepayers on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by almost $23 million under MISO-ordered SSR agreements.
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump administration's requests to suspend its review of the EPA Clean Power Plan and MATS standards
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee he did not agree with Trump's claim that climate change is a hoax.
Two of three proposed MISO-SPP interregional projects touted to offer $235 million in benefits look much less attractive following additional modeling and are likely doomed.
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