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August 27, 2014

13 state AGs say EPA’s rule proposal violates Clean Air Act

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-08-27 05:00:48

Attorneys general from 13 states yesterday demanded that U.S. EPA withdraw its proposed rules for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants for allegedly failing to disclose information required by the Clean Air Act. “Without such missing data and related materials, states and the public cannot properly determine that basis on which EPA claims that these emissions standards are achievable and reasonable,” the state attorneys general wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. [ read more … ]

FERC loses court fight on utility payments for transmission upgrades

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-08-27 05:01:06

A federal appeals court today threw out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a regional operator’s decision to require a New Jersey electric utility to pay for grid upgrades that were completed years before it asked to join the operator’s network. At issue in the complicated case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is West Deptford Energy LLC’s application to join the PJM Interconnection. [ read more … ]

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