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Luminant Generation Co. will continue operating two coal-fired electricity units it had previously planned to close now that a federal court temporarily halted a pollution regulation from being implemented, the company said Friday.
Threats by Iran to cut off the Strait of Hormuz, through which nearly a fifth of the world’s oil is transported, have further energized both sides in the debate over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
New environmental regulations, coming amid warnings that Texas might not meet its electricity needs next summer, could set up a legal dilemma for regulators, grid operators and generators.
The EPA unveiled the first-ever national standards for toxic emissions from power plants, in rules that undoubtedly will affect the electric power picture in Texas.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected Wednesday to announce its first-ever standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, capping months of debate over a rule that Republicans and utilities have decried and environmental and health groups have hailed.
Luminant reiterated its hopes that it later might restart two power plants the company plans to idle to comply with a new regulation.
The Environmental Protection Agency has added five states to its upcoming Cross-State Air Pollution Rule for summertime reductions of smog-forming emissions .
Consumer, environmental and manufacturing interests all criticized a measure that delays new light bulb efficiency standards as part of a compromise to avoid another government shutdown.
Just when it seems Republicans and Democrats are getting along, both parties had a small gaffe — a Rick Perry moment, if you may.
As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize a proposed rule to sharply cut mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, political pressure on the Obama administration from both sides of the issue has intensified.