On March 24, the BPC hosted a briefing by Senior Advisor Jennifer Macedonia on the recently proposed Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule. Jennifer’s briefing and the ensuing discussion focused on key details of the proposed rule, which the EPA issued on March 16th to fulfill a court order to regulate toxic air emissions (mercury, other metals, acid gases, and organic toxics) from power plants.
For more information on the proposed rule, including the expected health benefits and costs of compliance and the likely issues going forward, download:
The BPC will soon release a related report to assess the possible impacts of the Utility MACT rule and other EPA regulation on electric system reliability and to identify the range of strategies available to ensure a smooth transition. For more information, visit the Environmental Regulation and Electric Sector Reliability page.