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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:48 AM

Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions

Source: Reuters

Arizona sues U.S. EPA over coal power plant emissions

Mon Feb 4, 2013 10:16am EST

(Reuters) - Arizona challenged in federal court U.S. environmental regulators efforts to force Arizona power companies to spend up to $1 billion to install pollution control equipment at three coal plants to reduce haze in the region's national parks.

Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne said in a statement last week the emission control measures proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would not affect health or be reduce emissions visible to the human eye.

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On behalf of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which filed a plan to reduce emissions in 2011 that was replaced by the EPA's proposal, Horne filed with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the EPA's plan to impose new haze restrictions.

The EPA in December proposed strict controls on nitrogen oxide emissions that could require the installation of selective catalytic reduction technology at the Apache, Cholla and Coronado coal plants to reduce haze in the Grand Canyon and other nearby national parks.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/04/us-utilities-arizona-coal-idUSBRE9130L420130204

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:03 AM

1. As an asthmatic choking in the Phoenix

pollution, I would love to give AG Tom Horne a bit more than a piece of my mind.

I swear that I just can't believe the lengths that the idiots in Arizona will go to in the race to the bottom in every metric of common decency and common sense.

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