EPA streamlines clean air rule for refineries, power plants

Industry officials praised new action by the US Environmental Protection Agency designed to update air pollution control guidelines for power plants and refineries.Trade groups said that the updated clean air rules should now encourage the kind of large investments US refiners will need to make to comply with tighter clean motor fuel standards."These (New Source Review) reforms represent an important and well-considered step which will help maintain a healthy and diverse US refining and petrochemical industry," said Bob Slaughter, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association. He added: "These common-sense, environmentally friendly changes will update the NSR program an...

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