EPA set to finalize regional haze plan for Wyoming by November

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA finalize regional haze plan Wyoming November EPA state implementation plan SIP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize a regional haze plan for Wyoming after the comment period on the plan closed Monday, according to a report from Wyoming Public Media. The EPA plans to release a final rule by Nov. 21.

Wyoming had put together its own plan to deal with the issue of air pollution caused by coal-fired power plants, but the EPA rejected parts of the state plan for not being strong enough, particularly when dealing with nitrogen oxide emissions at four plants, WPR stated.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has said the EPA’s plan will cost $1.2 billion upfront and $170 million in annual costs, according to the report.

Bryce Freeman, office administrator for the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, said the federal plan will cost Wyoming utilities $180 million in capital costs and $60 million in annual operating costs, according to the Associated Press. The office announced Tuesday it filed comments objecting to the federal proposal.

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