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Uncertainties Plague Early BACT Determinations for GHG Emissions

Two recent projects highlight the challenges state permitting agencies face in applying U.S. EPA’s Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

PacifiCorp Energy wants to add two natural gas-fired combustion turbines to an existing plant in Utah, which will increase GHG emissions. Nucor Steel wants to build a direct reduced iron plant in Louisiana, citing “good combustion practices” as BACT. Nucor also proposed to limit its consumption of natural gas. If you have questions about these issues, please contact the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group at Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

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    Larry's broad-ranging experience in environmental law spans more than 30 years. His practice focuses on permitting and enforcement issues arising under the Clean Air Act (PSD and Title V permits) and the Clean Water Act (NPDES and ...



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