API: EPA's proposed emission rules for refineries are flawed

03/27/2012 | Oil & Gas Journal

The American Petroleum Institute criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's planned uniform refinery and petrochemical plant emission standards, arguing that the proposals are flawed. "Instead of developing the standards based on emissions data and other relevant facts from a particular industry, these standards are 'reverse engineered' to require the most stringent control requirement without adequate consideration of costs," said Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at API.

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