• US EPA 2018 priorities sure to influence combustion industry

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has outlined his agency’s priorities in 2018 during an interview with Reuters. Those related to power generation are to replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (the agency is currently receiving input about what should replace it), review rules regarding biofuels, and possibly revise some rules relating to the protection of waterways (which may affect cooling water intake and release). A draft of a replacement to the Clean Power Plan will be released prior to a final rule, both this year. In addition, the EPA plans to host a public discussion on the science of climate change some time during the year, which is sure to attract attention.