WASHINGTON — New environmental regulations, coming amid warnings that Texas might not meet its electricity needs next summer, could set up a legal dilemma for regulators, grid operators and generators.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, requires plants in 28 states including Texas to cut smog- and soot-forming emissions that cross state lines.
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