- Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Nebraska is filing suit in U.S.
District Court for the District of Nebraska challenging the Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.
impossible standards imposed by the EPA will ensure no new power plants are
built in Nebraska," said Bruning. "This federal agency continues to overstep its
authority at the detriment of Nebraska businesses."
challenge comes under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which prohibits the EPA from
considering federally-funded projects when determining the appropriate form of
control technology. Contrary to the Act, the EPA proposed greenhouse gas
standards based on three inoperable coal plants which have received more than
$2.5 billion in federal subsidies. The EPA referenced the inoperable plants as
evidence to support Carbon Capture and Storage technology should be the standard
for all new coal plants.