Answers sought about impact of EPAs power sector rules

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue seeking answers from administration officials about the potential impacts of EPA’s power sector rules, sending a pair of letters exploring how the rules could affect energy security and reliability of the electric grid and other critical infrastructure.

In a letter to Secretary Napolitano, members expressed specific concerns that EPA’s power sector rules, including the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Utility MACT rule, could adversely affect our nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources.

The letter references a recent report, based on EPA modeling and power plant retirement announcements, showing at least 28 GW of generating capacity will close as a result of EPA’s new regulations.