Spencer Fane attorney John Watson recently served as a guest columnist for Law360 and discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s finalized Good Neighbor Rule. The regulation aims to restrict nitrous oxide smokestack emissions.
In his article, EPA’s Good Neighbor Ozone Plan: What Cos. Should Know, John expanded upon his March firm blog post to analyze the new air quality standard for power plants and industrial facilities. He summarized crucial aspects of the rule and discussed its current and potential impacts on the power industry.
“The phased retirement of coal-fired electric generating capacity is a certainty,” John said. “As well, the rule appears to provide significant incentives for expanding renewable energy sources.”
At Spencer Fane, John leverages his in-depth commercial trial and litigation knowledge to understand clients’ needs and goals and serves as a formidable advocate on their behalf. As both a defense trial attorney and counselor, John represents clients in a variety of complex commercial cases, including public land and natural resources law, mining, oil and gas, wildlife, toxic tort, Superfund, and air, water, and environmental waste cases.
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