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PSC sides with utilities against proposed federal environmental rules

Florida Power & Light Co. West County Energy Center. Photo Credit: Everglades Earth First!

The Public Service Commission is echoing the concerns of electric utilities in comments against a pair of proposed federal environmental rules.

The PSC on Friday sent comments to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency on its proposed air toxics rule and its cooling water intake rule. The commission said compliance with the rules could cost Florida utilities between $4.4 billion and $6.7 billion a year.

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