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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Clean air please

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:33 PM

The Sierra Club held a press conference this morning to draw attention to two issues that will go before the Pollution Control and Ecology Commission tomorrow morning.  The commission will consider a  recommendation to grant a variance to major utility companies (including Entergy Arkansas, SWEPCO and the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corp.) regarding the State Implementation Plan for Air Pollution Control.  The plan would set a deadline for utilities to retrofit boilers at coal-fired plants by October 15, 2013.  The utilities want to push that date back.  The Sierra Club has called for a public hearing on the matter.

The commission will also decide whether to finalize the air permit for the John W. Turk coal-fired plant currently being built in Hempstead County.  The meeting will be held at ADEQ headquarters on Northshore Drive in North Little Rock on Friday.  The Regulations Committee will meet at 8:30.  The full commission will meet at 9.  Sierra Clubbers will host an informal breakfast "tail-gate" in the parking lot beginning at 7:30.   


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