US EPA Head Michael Regan Presses on Cutting Pollution from Power Plants

Michael Regan said the EPA is paying “very close attention” to the Supreme Court, which late last month weighed the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants.

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US EPA Head Michael Regan Presses on Cutting Pollution from Power Plants

The EPA will see how much “leeway” it has to directly regulate climate-warming emissions from power plants, said Regan who told the CERAWeek conference that achieving climate goes does not need to “rely on any one regulation.” (Source: CERAWeek by S&P Global)

U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan said on March 10 that the Biden Administration will keep pressing to cut pollution from power plants, “the largest stationary sources of harmful pollutants like nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide.”

“The adverse health effects alone from power plant-related air pollution are valued at $80 billion per year, and that is before we consider the costs of climate change,” Regan said at CERAWeek by S&P Global, the world’s largest energy conference, in Houston.

Regan said the EPA is paying “very close attention” to the Supreme Court, which late last month weighed the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants under the landmark Clean Air Act and appeared skeptical of the federal government’s ability to issue sweeping regulations.

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