EPA Offers CSAPR Flexibility To Ease Reliability Concerns But Doubts Fears

March 15, 2023
EPA in its just-released rule expanding and tightening the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) interstate air emissions program is taking a series of steps to ease fears that power plant retirements spurred by the regulation could harm electric grid reliability -- even as EPA insists the emissions trading program does not threaten reliability. Among other things, EPA in the final rule delays some new nitrogen oxides (NOx) control requirements, commits to temporarily maintain a larger bank of NOx allowances to...

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