EPA Rejection Of IGCC In Air Permits Paves Way For Coal Plant Battles

December 14, 2005
EPA has set the stage for a new round of clean air confrontations with environmental groups by issuing a finding that permit writers do not have to consider requiring the use of coal gasification as a best available control technology (BACT) in new coal-fired power plants' Clean Air Act permits. EPA's announcement came one day before a hearing in front of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) -- a state with numerous pending proposals for coal-fired facilities -- where...

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