New Source Review

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The New Source Review (NSR) process forces plants to use the “best available” emissions-control technology whenever they upgrade or expand.

[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mythtruthsubheader”]Myth: Forcing plants to use the “best available” emissions control technology protects the health and well-being of citizens.[/x_custom_headline][cs_element_line _id=”16″ ][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left truthheader”]The Coal Truth:[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mythtruthsubheader”]By mandating the “best available” technology, which is often expensive and unnecessary, NSR prevents plants from making the cost-effective upgrades that would truly benefit citizens.[/x_custom_headline][cs_text style=”margin-bottom: -50px;margin-top: -20px;font-size: 22px;”]

  • In many parts of the country (e.g., North Dakota) coal plants can meet high air quality standards without the “best,” most expensive technologies. [1]
  • Communities should be free to pursue upgrades and expansions not with the “best available” technology but with the most cost-effective technology.
  • By making any improvements unnecessarily burdensome and expensive, the “best available” standard prevents communities from upgrading and expanding coal plants in ways that would help their prosperity and environmental quality. [2]

 

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