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Industrial Info Resources

December 07, 2011 06:20 ET

Power Industry Ends Roller-Coaster Year, but 2012 Holds Plenty of Uncertainty, a "Navigating the Currents of Change" Webcast on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The North American Power Industry had a "roller-coaster" year in 2011, driven by an "onslaught" of new regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C), according to Brock Ramey, Industrial Info's manager of North American Power. "Overall, the year was like a tennis match between EPA and Congress: New rules were proposed, finalized, and then sometimes sent back to the drawing board" in the face of congressional or industry opposition, Ramey said in an exclusive "Navigating the Currents of Change" interview.

This year, the EPA finalized and then revised a major new regulation, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which covers power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen in more than two dozen states, typically located east of the Mississippi River. The rule has proven to be highly contentious, in part because of its short compliance timeline.

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