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EPA Rulemaking Shows Patient Approach To Carbon Capture

Oct.02.2013 — Energy, Environmental, Project Finance, and Public Policy Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Environment, Energy & Resources Group senior counsel Robert Meyers, discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's requirement for carbon capture and storage at new, but not existing, coal-fired power plants. Meyers notes, "Broadly speaking, new source standards for new plants involve an opportunity to require state-of-the-art technology. When you're dealing with existing plants, it's a different calculus because EPA is only required to establish guidelines and has to take in other factors. I'm not surprised there's a differential, because there's a different legal requirement."

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