POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for June 29, 2015

Supreme Court rule on power plant emissions expected today; TCEQ smog research finds no health benefits to lowering standard; Railroad Commission director to retire


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday on a case concerning whether the Environmental Protection Agency “unreasonably disregarded costs” when writing power-plant emissions regulations, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • The Houston Chronicle reports that research sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found that the EPA’s proposal to lower the federal smog standards would have no measurable health benefit, contrary to the EPA’s findings.
  • Texas Railroad Commission Executive Director Milton Rister plans to retire Aug. 31. The agency’s three commissioners have not yet determined a replacement, The Texas Tribune reports.
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