Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

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Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

A rule mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requiring states to reduce the air pollution emitted by companies in their state. The rule applies if the EPA declares that the state permits too much air pollution. The rule was adopted in 2011.
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In 2011 the EPA responded with the Cross State Air Pollution rule, which again allowed the trading of emission reduction quotas, but with constraints so that all upwind states would have to reduce emissions rather than simply buy emission rights sufficient to allow their emissions.
But delaying the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, also known as the "transport" rule, is "what the opponents of the rule are after here," said David Spence, a professor of business and law at the University of Texas at Austin.
Bush administration, will remain in effect while EPA fixes its Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
states to avoid direct compliance, since they are already required to cut emissions through the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).
The "Fair Compliance Act" would give power companies a more realistic timeframe for compliance with the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Utility MACT Rule, which have been identified as key elements of the Train Wreck of burdensome and unnecessary regulations.
The Cross State Air Pollution Rule, one of the more onerous of the EPA rules, will be addressed by the "Fair Compliance Act.
The auction was managed by CRA International, and involved emission allowances from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's recently enacted Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).
The cross state air pollution rule is final," Betsaida Alcantara, press secretary for the Environmental Protection Agency, which crafted the rule, said in an email.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, the Environmental Protection Agency said: "We look forward to meeting with ERCOT to discuss and review their analysis of the cross state air pollution rule.
Capital spending is likely to increase further due to the recent Cross State Air Pollution Rules (CSAPR) issued by the U.