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On March 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced draft rules seeking to impose strict regulations on coal-fired power plants. The rules, known as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (or MACT) utility regulations, are some of the most expensive and controversial rules in EPA’s history and would impose higher electricity costs on American families and businesses.

This week, the EPA held three public hearings to discuss the rules, which would set a first-ever national standard to regulate mercury and air toxics. On Thursday, May 26th, Lance Brown, executive director of the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE), testified at a public hearing in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read PACE’s official comments to EPA on Utility MACT.