"E.P.A. to Consider Relaxing an Air Pollution Rule"

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday afternoon that it would review its new standards for mercury, soot and other emissions for a handful of proposed new coal-burning power plants.

The review will delay the implementation of the regulation for the new plants for at least three months while experts determine whether the emissions limits may safely be relaxed.

The agency said the action was a “routine” reconsideration of technical standards based on new information received after the adoption of the so-called mercury rule late last year. The review will affect five planned power plants in Georgia, Kansas, Texas and Utah."

John M. Broder reports for the New York Times' Green blog July 20, 2012.

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"EPA To Review Mercury Rule on  New Power Plants" (Reuters)

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