Ky. Utility Pulls Pollution-Control Plan After Court Tosses EPA Limits

"The fallout has begun just one day after a federal appeals court scrapped a major EPA rule designed to curb long-distance drifting power plant pollution -- and Louisville's air quality may pay the price."

"A Western Kentucky utility told the Kentucky Public Service Commission Wednesday that it intends to abandon pollution controls that would have allowed it comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, also known as the transport rule.

Henderson-based Big Rivers Electric Cooperative, which owns and operates four generating stations and a 1,266-mile transmission system, could save its customers about $225 million by dropping pollution controls required for the transport rule, said Marty Littrel, cooperative spokesman."

James Bruggers reports for the Louisville Courier-Journal August 22, 2012.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 08/23/2012