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Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn Today Released The Following Statement On The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Utility MACT Rule
​WASHINGTON (Wednesday, December 21, 2011) - “EPA’s MACT rule is the most expensive rule in the agency’s history. It will require a significant number of electric generating units to design, obtain approval for and install complex controls or replacements in a very short timeframe. In some cases, it will mean that new transmission and natural gas pipelines will have to be built.

“EPA has made useful technical changes from its original proposal. Nevertheless, we believe the Administration is underestimating the complexity of implementing this rule in such a short period of time, which can create reliability challenges and even higher costs to customers. The Administration is not using all the available authorities in the Clean Air Act to coordinate implementation, to ensure electric reliability, and to avoid excessive costs.”


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