Wednesday, April 13, 2011

House Republicans target key EPA toxic pollution standards

from Politico's Morning Energy:

MACT BILL POSSIBLE THIS WEEK - House Energy and Commerce Democrats are expecting their GOP colleagues to circulate legislation aimed at EPA's finalization and implementation of rules to curb toxic air pollution from industrial boilers, utilities and cement plants prior to a committee hearing Friday on the so-called MACT rules. GOP committee staff declined to comment on the prospects of a roll out this week.

Scott Segal, an industry attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani, tells ME he expects to see bipartisan support for the E&C legislation, saying Congress should address 'real problems with the substance of the proposed rules.' Expect fierce pushback from greens on any effort to slow down the rules projected to prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths per year.

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