Environment & Energy Report

Refiners, Manufacturers Back Air Permit Changes for Power Plants (1)

Aug. 21, 2018, 2:18 PMUpdated: Aug. 21, 2018, 4:31 PM

Oil and gas refiners and manufacturers are backing an EPA-proposed change to air pollution permitting—which now is aimed only at power plants—in hopes it will eventually extend to their sectors.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to tailor changes to the “new source review” permitting program as part of a broader rewrite of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era rule that set first-ever limits on carbon dioxide from existing power plants. The new source review permitting program requires companies to install controls when they expand or add new facilities that result in an increase in emissions.

Typically, any industrial facility...

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