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Proposed EPA Power Plant ELG Improvements Rely On Voluntary Actions

November 04, 2019
EPA is proposing changes to its effluent limits for steam electric power plants that it says will achieve greater pollution reductions at a lower cost than Obama-era limits, but those calculations are based on the assumption that power plants will opt to voluntarily install more stringent pollution controls than required. Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the pre-publication version of the effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) for power plants Nov. 4 along with a related rule governing the regulation of coal ash...

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