COAL-FIRED PLANT EMISSIONS LEAD TO LEGAL PROBLEMS FOR UK
The European Commission announced it will take legal action against the United Kingdom for violating emission limits for nitrogen dioxide (NOx) at a coal-fired power plant in Wales. The Aberthaw plant, located in the Vale of Glamorgan, is permitted to emit over twice the NOx allowed under the EU's large combustion plant directive. That directive was passed seven years ago and is scheduled to be replaced by even stricter standards in 2016. The Commission believes it would be impossible for Aberthaw to meet the new standard, and expressed impatience over the UK's transition plan. The UK is expected in court before March 2017. For the full story, see http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/26/uk-faces-european-court-over-coal-plant-emissions.