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The members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 11 approved an Aug. 3 application by RC Cape May Holdings LLC for a waiver of a PJM Interconnection policy related to its stalled project for a coal-to-gas repowering of the B.L. England power plant in New Jersey.
In response to updated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, entrainment studies are under way at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s coal-fired Leland Olds Station, located near Stanton, N.D.
The Sierra Club on Sept. 10 published a report detailing how NRG Energy’s W.A. Parish coal-fired power plant is allegedly releasing SO2 at levels that violate federal health protections and threaten the health of people living, working and attending school in the surrounding area.
The House Subcommittee on Environment on Sept. 11 convened a hearing to examine the impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, issued in final form on Aug. 3 and due for final publication in October.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will say in a Sept. 14 Federal Register notice that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has denied in part and granted in part a petition related to air permitting for a landfill gas power plant in the state of New York.
Duke Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice said Sept. 10 that they have agreed to settle long-running litigation over alleged Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina.
Brushing aside arguments that EPA's Clean Power Plan is causing harm now, ahead of its official publication, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court for Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Sept. 9 refused an emergency effort to get the plan halted.
Exelon (NYSE:EXC) apparently isn’t going to rush its potential nuclear plant retirement decisions in Illinois as the nation’s largest nuclear operator said Sept. 10 that all of its nuclear plants in the PJM Interconnection cleared in the transition capacity auction for the 2017-to-2018 planning year.
Georgia Power filed a Sept. 1 update with the Georgia Public Service Commission about its progress so far on a series of environmental control projects on coal-fired units in order to comply with various clean-air rules, including the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
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