Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - February 18, 2016
Author/Byline: Mark Wilson Edition: A Section: Local Page: 4A
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Posey County’s air quality fails to meet new standards for sulfur dioxide pollution around Vectren’s A.B. Brown power plant.
Indiana’s southwestern-most county would be branded partially in nonattainment of the standards under new proposed designations released by the agency on Wednesday.
The EPA also is proposing to designate in nonattainment part of Jefferson County around the Clifty Creek power plant owned by Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. The public now has 30 days to comment on the proposed regulations, after which the EPA has 90 days to review any comments.
Sulfur dioxide emissions from the A.B. Brown coal-burning power plant [pictured above] rose from 5,293 tons in 2010 to 8,080 tons in 2014, according to the EPA’s Clean Air Markets database.