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December 7, 2011

PACE Files Comments in FERC Reliability Docket

As reported earlier by PACE, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently held a technical conference to examine growing concerns about electrical system reliability in the wake of EPA rules such as Utility MACT. As part of this process, FERC is allowing public comments on this issue with a December 9th […]
December 21, 2011

PACE Reacts to Finalized Utility MACT Rule

This week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson publicly released the finalized Utility MACT rule, a move that represents the agency’s first national standard for air pollutants from power plants, and its most expensive rule to date. PACE Executive Director Lance Brown issued the following statement in reaction to the rule. “I […]
January 16, 2012

Tea Party Weighs in on EPA Greenhouse Gas Regs

In a letter sent last week to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Georgia Tea Party outlined its concerns over the agency’s move to regulate greenhouse gases. Specifically, the Tea Party argues that EPA proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from utilities “exceed the authority of that agency and, in fact, […]
January 18, 2012

Groups to Sue EPA Over Coal Ash

According to multiple sources, a number of environmental groups have announced plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over standards for the treatment of coal ash. The lawsuit will be filed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA. Coal ash, a natural byproduct of the combustion process […]
January 25, 2012

PACE Responds to State of the Union

In response to the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy released an official statement detailing its concerns regarding energy affordability and reliability. An excerpt of that statement appears below. “In his State of the Union preview, President Obama indicated his plans to […]
February 1, 2012

More Questions for EPA on Regulations

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week requested more answers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the potential negative consequences of its new Utility MACT regulation. In a letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson, signed by committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and thirteen other members, the […]