CCAGW Annual Ratings

Power Plant Emissions Standards – Passage


Passage of the bill that would subject an electricity-generating unit that can get at least 75 percent of its energy from coal mining byproduct to the original emissions standards as set in the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), rather than the lowered emissions totals currently set through 2020. It would not allow for unused emissions to be transferred to other entities, but would allow for unused emissions to be added to future compliance periods. The bill would also alter standards under which an electricity-generating unit could meet the Clear Air Act's (PL-91-604) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule through meeting requirements for either sulfur dioxide or hydrogen chloride, but not for both.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 101
Bill Number: 
HR 1119
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 215-189 : R 210-14; D 5-175