Environment & Energy Report

Texas Exempted From Emissions Trading Under Proposal

Nov. 3, 2016, 9:57 PM

Texas would no longer be required to participate in a federal emissions trading program for power plants nor would the state be considered a significant contributor to downwind air pollution under an Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule.

The EPA proposal (RIN:2060-AT16), released Nov. 3, would withdraw federal implementation plans that require certain electricity generating units in Texas to participate in the federal Cross-State Air Pollution Rule’s trading programs for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions. The cross-state rule is intended to aid downwind states in complying with federal air quality standards by curbing emissions from power...

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