• EPA Proposes Costly New Water Regulations
  • March 26, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new water regulations which would increase costs and require extensive permitting for power line construction and maintenance. At a hearing on the proposed rules, Russ Biggica of the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association warned Congress that the rules would drive up costs for cooperatives, including the cost of renewable energy projects, but would result in little to no benefit for the nation’s waters.