EJ Groups Target Power Plant GHG Rule, Citing Increase In Co-Pollutants

August 15, 2023
Environmental justice (EJ) advocates are charging that EPA’s closely watched proposed greenhouse gas standards for power plants could harm disadvantaged communities due to increased emissions of co-pollutants from technologies the agency identifies to set standards, an issue they say undercuts the justification for provisions that drive much of the rule’s stringency. An Aug. 8 comment letter led by the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance and joined by two dozen EJ groups and allied organizations asserts that carbon capture and storage...

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