Environmentalists Weigh Options As EPA Expands ‘Early Adopter’ ELG Rules

April 29, 2024
Environmentalists are considering options for suing EPA over provisions in its Clean Water Act (CWA) effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) for coal-fired power plants, in part over provisions that substantially broaden the scope of the subcategory of facilities that can opt-out of adopting more stringent treatment standards in favor of a 2034 closure date. Thomas Cmar, senior attorney for Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program, told Inside EPA that while his group overall supports the rule, it is also considering whether to...

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