Environment & Energy Report

Judges Grill EPA Over Inability to Measure Toxic Air Pollution

Oct. 21, 2019, 6:09 PM

An EPA rule that says power plants don’t have to meet toxic air pollution limits in the first hours after they start up was examined by judges during oral arguments in a challenge to a 2014 rule.

Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Oct. 21 said they didn’t understand why the Environmental Protection Agency can’t measure the toxic air releases right after a plant starts up.

Under the rule, power plants are only required to meet toxic air pollution limits four hours after they start operating. Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the Environmental Integrity...

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