Congressman Morgan Griffith hopes a recently-introduced bill he co-sponsored will delay and alter some Environmental Protection Agencyregulations. But this time, he’s not going after rules governing coal-fired power plants — it’s industrial boilers. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/07-06-Griffith-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=07-06 Griffith Wrap1-WEB]
Universities like Virginia Tech use these large boilers. So do big employers like MeadWestvaco to heat or power their facilities. Griffith is one of the House Energy and Commerce Committee members from both parties introducing a bill aimed at delaying and altering EPA rules for them. The bill would nullify existing regulations and extend the mandatory compliance deadline.
The EPA says its industrial boiler rules are designed to curb air pollution, they’re cost-effective, and will provide huge health benefits to many Americans.