EPA Considers ‘Fallback Options’ For Dropping CCS From Power Plant NSPS

Editor’s Note: Early last year CRE advised EPA that the imposition of the CCS requirement was a violation of the Data Quality Act. EPA responded stating that when the final rule was issued it was certain to comply with the DQA.


From: Inside EPA

EPA is analyzing scenarios that would drop its contentious carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) mandate for new coal-fired power plants under its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for new power plants, amid growing agency concern that the rule is legally vulnerable because the technology may not be “adequately demonstrated” as the Clean Air Act requires since most of the demonstration projects cited in the proposal are stymied.

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