Science advisers call for more review of EPA emissions proposal for power plants

12/5/2013 | Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants need additional scientific review because the previous review "appears to be inadequate," independent advisers told the agency's Science Advisory Board. While the EPA has said the standards "do not rely on new science," the advisers say they do involve "novel issues that rely on new technologies and science for carbon capture and storage." The recommendation was shared with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a letter from House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who said it "raises serious questions" about the EPA's proposed standards.

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