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EPA Considers 'Fallback Options' For Dropping CCS From Power Plant NSPS

March 04, 2015
EPA is analyzing scenarios that would drop its contentious carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) mandate for new coal-fired power plants under its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for new power plants, amid growing agency concern that the rule is legally vulnerable because the technology may not be "adequately demonstrated" as the Clean Air Act requires since most of the demonstration projects cited in the proposal are stymied. However, one informed source stresses that the agency has made no decision on...


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