EPA Rulemaking: Fast and Furious

With all of the buzz surrounding the release of the GHG NSPS Proposed Rule, several water-related pieces of EPA rulemaking have gotten lost. First, on September 4th, EPA released the long-awaited proposed rulemaking on Water Quality Standards. Next, on September 17th, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers finally sent to OMB a proposed rule […]

New Rules for Power Plants

Earlier today Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, introduced EPA’s revised rules for new power plants.  Under the proposed rules, large natural gas-fired turbines emissions would be to less than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per MWh .  New small natural gas-fired turbines would be limited to emission of less than 1,100 pounds […]

Clean Air Issues in Kentucky

John Lyons with the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (KDAQ) spoke today regarding the air program in Kentucky.  His remarks focused on four areas: (1) Kentucky’s Title V program; (2) Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); (3) Standards for existing sources (Clean Air Act Section 111(D)); and (4) the Louisville Air Pollution Control District (APCD) audit. […]