"Virginia First to Review Emissions From Grandfathered Power Plants"

"The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will evaluate older coal-fired power plants for compliance with today's federal air quality standards, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine announced today. The state will survey air pollution from facilities throughout Virginia that were initially grandfathered by the 1970 federal Clean Air Act.

In the first program of its kind in the nation, the Virginia DEQ will determine whether older power plants previously not subject to direct reviews currently comply with National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by the federal government.

A single industrial facility can have more than one grandfathered pollutant source, and there are about 300 such sources in Virginia."

Environment News Service had the story June 23, 2009.

Source: ENS, 06/25/2009