"EPA Orders Ky. Regulators to Revise Permit for TVA Coal-Fired Plant"

"U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has sided with environmental groups on several challenges contending that permits issued to a Tennessee Valley Authority coal-fired power plant failed to properly account for air pollution.

In an order issued last month, Jackson agreed with environmentalists on four of the eight challenges they brought against the operating permit issued to TVA's Paradise Fossil Fuel plant in Drakesboro, Ky., in November 2007. The notice of the final order was published yesterday in the Federal Register.

Environmentalists challenged the permit issued by the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, arguing that among other things the permit failed to require proper pollution controls and monitoring for nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution, a precursor to smog."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire August 11, 2009.

Thursday, August 13, 2009