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EPA Official Says No Need Now to Limit Carbon Dioxide at Gas Plants

Dec. 3, 2019, 6:48 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has no immediate plans to propose carbon dioxide limits for natural gas-fired electricity plants, even though natural gas is increasingly being used across the nation to generate power, an agency official said Dec. 3.

“It is currently not a priority because we have other more pressing obligations,” Nick Hutson, energy strategies group leader with the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, said at an Air & Waste Management Association seminar in Raleigh, N.C.

More pressing tasks include finalizing greenhouse gas limits for new coal-fired power plants, implementing the limits...

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