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Attorney Mike Nasi, Partner, with the Environmental and Legislative Affairs Group, Jackson-Walker LLP. Nasi recently spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Energy and Climate crossroads summit.
He discussed, in detail, the impact of certain EPA clean air regulations on new and existing power plants, putting it, no so much in terms of dollars and cents, rather in energy capacity lost. In Texas alone, more than half the coal fired power plant fleet would have to be shut down by 2020 under newly proposed EPA rules. And, under the proposed standards for new power plants, no new coal-fired power plants will be built.
The EPA has overstepped its authority under the clean air act, and it threatens the reliability and on demand service of American’s electric power system.