SOURCE: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

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July 02, 2015 08:00 ET

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Comments on Supreme Court Decision on MATS

LEWIS CENTER, OH--(Marketwired - July 02, 2015) - Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC), an emerging leader in mercury emissions control technology for the global coal-power industry, provided commentary today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 29thto remand the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Commenting on the Supreme Court decision, Midwest President Richard MacPherson stated, "The Supreme Court ruling on Monday June 29th has left in place the US Environmental Protection Agency's authority to set regulations on mercury from power plants. This decision will require the EPA to reconsider MATS by taking the costs for compliance into consideration at an earlier stage of the process, under the direction of the DC Circuit Court. In the meantime, it appears that the current MATS rule remains operative until the DC Circuit Court determines otherwise. In turn, we are conducting business as usual, providing critical compliance options to our utility customers. We await further developments from the lower court and will inform shareholders of developments in a timely manner."

Continued President Richard MacPherson, "ME2C will continue to be a leader in providing the most cost-effective, dynamic solutions to the emerging global market for mercury air emissions control at coal and oil fired power plants. The Supreme Court decision regarding MATS is a development for which we are well prepared. As utilities across North America -- whether under state, provincial or federal regulations -- continue to meet their mercury emissions regulations, Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. will offer them the best options possible to do so."

About Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C) Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. delivers patented and proprietary solutions to the global coal-power industry to remove mercury from their power plant emissions, providing performance guarantees and leading edge emissions services. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts, must remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions starting April 16, 2015. ME2C has developed patented technology and proprietary products that have been shown to achieve mercury removal levels compliant with MATS at a significantly lower cost and with less operational impact than currently used methods, while preserving the marketability of fly-ash for beneficial use.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Keith R. McGee
    Sr. Vice President
    Business Development & Investor Relations
    Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.
    614-505-6115
    kmcgee@midwestwemissions.com