Monday, February 13, 2012

In Case You Missed It - Week of February 6-12

- Southern Company received Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval to construct two new reactors at a Georgia nuclear plant;

- Citing environmental regulatory changes, including EPA's recent mercury rules, FirstEnergy announced it would close three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia. This follows FirstEnergy's announcement last month that six other plants would be closed;

- The League of Conservation Voters released its annual scorecard tracking congressional voting on environmental issues.

- In New Mexico, the Environmental Improvement Board repealed the state's cap-and-trade program.

- EPA submitted the third portion of its greenhouse gas "tailoring rule" for OMB review.

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