Pennsylvania to Move Forward With Implementing Clean Air Interstate Rule
Power Plants Must Prepare to Meet Ozone, Fine Particulate Emissions Standards
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the
“The court’s decision is a positive outcome for
CAIR is designed to reduce air pollution from power plants in the commonwealth and in states downwind of the plants where air quality is affected by the emissions. The EPA estimates that in 2010 CAIR would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions across the multistate CAIR region by 44.6 percent, or 1.2 million tons, and sulfur dioxide emissions by 71 percent, or 3.6 million tons.
One implication of the new court decision is that owners and operators of
The court’s decision Tuesday came in response to a petition filed with the court by the EPA in September requesting a rehearing.
The court did not set a deadline for EPA to remedy the flaws it previously identified in CAIR, but the court warned the federal agency that it did “not intend to grant an indefinite stay of the effectiveness of this court’s decision.”
For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Air Regulations.
CONTACT: Teresa Candori (717) 787-1323
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection