EPA must consider greenhouse-gas emissions for power-plant permits

11/20/2008 | Chemical & Engineering News

In a decision heralded by environmentalists as a victory, the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board has ruled that the agency must consider greenhouse-gas emissions when issuing permits for new coal-fired power plants. The decision could affect the more than 80 permit applications with the EPA, and industry groups, including the American Chemistry Council, filed six briefs supporting the EPA's position in the case.

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