EPA TO ALLOW UTILITIES TO SWITCH TO GAS IN SUMMER
The Environmental Protection Agency has changed its policies to allow U.S. electric power utilities to switch to natural gas in the summer to meet requirements for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions. The Natural Gas Supply Association applauded EPA action. NGSA Vice Pres. Pat Hammick said, "Consumers can benefit when utilities and manufacturers are afforded greater opportunity to choose cost effective ways to meet environmental requirements."