CCAGW Annual Ratings

Power Plant Regulations – Passage


Passage of the resolution that would disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency emissions rule for new power plants issued on Oct. 23, 2015. The resolution provides that the rule will have no force or effect. The EPA rule sets specific emission limits for new fossil-fuel electrical power plants, limiting large new natural-gas-fired turbines to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour and smaller turbines to 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour, with the option of averaging emissions over multiple years to allow for operational flexibility.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 651
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CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Adopted 235-188 : R 231-10; D 4-178