EPA supremo Lisa Jackson outdoes herself (from Politico’s Morning Energy e-mail):
Lisa Jackson has a surprise in store today when she releases EPA’s first-ever rules for mercury and air toxics emissions from power plants.
The finalized rules include so-called safety valve provisions that would give some power plants an extra year – beyond the three or four usually allowed under the Clean Air Act – to comply with the utility MACT, a source close to the agency tells POLITICO.
DETAILS – Jackson will unveil the rule at 2 p.m. today at the Children’s National Medical Center, where she’ll be flanked by doctors and the hospital’s CEO.
In related news, 32 power plants will close their doors this year. But it’s for the children.