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U.S. Lawmakers Advance Bill Blocking EPA's Boiler MACT Rule

4:15 PM MDT | October 25, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The House recently voted 275-142 to pass a bill that would postpone implementation of proposed technology-based rules for limiting emissions from industrial boilers. Relief from the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers is one of industry’s top legislative and regulatory priorities. The MACT for industrial boilers is subject to a court order but EPA has delayed the final rule after many businesses and some lawmakers objected to the negative impact they say it will have on the economy. “By passing this bipartisan...

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