WASHINGTON, DC — “Constellation’s Brandon Shores spewed the most hazardous materials from its smokestacks of any U.S. power plant in 2008. Forced to act by a state law, the company reduced the emissions by more than 90 percent by 2010.
It designed and built a combination of chemical scrubbers and fabric filters in less than three years. That’s the deadline in a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that’s now awaiting approval by the White House. While rivals such as American Electric Power Co. are lobbying for a delay, Constellation is urging President Barack Obama to stick to the EPA’s plans.
‘Long timelines are the enemy of good results,’ Paul Allen, chief environmental officer of the Baltimore-based company, told reporters Nov. 21. ‘It’s better to turn all of your energy to it, galvanize the workforce and get it over with.’”
— Fuelfix blog, Houston Chronicle
— Jim Ross, West Virginia State Journal