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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
House of Reps Set to Vote on "Reliability" Legislation that Could Limit EPA Authority to Protect Breathers
The bill, H.R. 271, is opposed by major environmental groups who argue it is "Not only vague and overly broad" but "takes the unprecedented step of authorizing total civil and criminal amnesty from all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for electric power producers under special orders from the Department of Energy."
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
But now the nonprofit which aims to ensure electric reliability across America is out with a new report. And the verdict: power plant retirements and cleanups to meet future environmental rules won't cause reliability concerns this summer.
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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.