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Today Scalia said that approach made no sense "By EPA’s logic someone could decide whether it is ‘appropriate’ to buy a Ferrari without thinking about cost because he plans to think about cost later when deciding whether to upgrade the sound system" Scalia wrote "It is unreasonable to read an instruction to an administrative agency to determine whether ‘regulation is appropriate and necessary’ as an invitation to ignore cost" In a withering dissent Justice Elena Kagan criticized the "peculiarly blinkered way" the court approached the case "I agree with the majority—let there be no doubt about this—that EPA’s power plant regulation would be unreasonable if ‘[t]he Agency gave cost no thought at all’ But that is just not what happened here" She said that EPA took costs into account in multiple stages over more than a decade and knew it would analyze the costs again when it decided exactly what level of mercury limits were needed "The Agency acted well within its authority in declining to consider costs at the opening bell of the regulatory process given that it would do so in every round thereafter—and given that the emissions limits finally issued would depend crucially on those accountings" she wrote The rule’s opponents led by Michigan had joined 21 other states utilities and coal mining interests in arguing that the only relevant figures EPA could consider were the $4 million to $6 million in annual forgone future earnings for those who suffer IQ loss from mercury poisoning as children Using those benefit figures meant $2400 in costs for the utilities for every $1 in benefits for the public That ratio "is not reasonable imposes great expenses on consumers and threatens to put covered electric utilities out of business" the petitioners concluded in their argument against the rule What’s next Today’s decision means that EPA will now have to either produce a new cost-benefit analysis or write an entirely new mercury plan at the same time that the agency already has a full agenda because of its efforts to take action on climate change Many of the same states utilities and coal mining interests that fought the mercury pollution rules are also lined up to battle EPA’s pending regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants due out in the coming weeks (The Supreme Court’s decision in fact appears to topple one of their arguments—at least for the time being West Virginia and several other states argued that EPA couldn’t regulate carbon dioxide emissions because the agency already regulates mercury emissions) In some sense EPA’s effort on greenhouse gases called the Clean Power Plan could render the mercury issue moot Some utilities argue they will be forced to shut coal plants down under the Clean Power Plan eliminating both carbon dioxide and mercury emissions In theory power plants also may be able to address their mercury problem with installation of advanced carbon emissions controls; in its regulatory impact analysis EPA lists reduction of mercury as a potential side benefit of proposed carbon dioxide rules But the greenhouse gas battle is just beginning and because it involves the same interests could rage as long as the fight over mercury which began in the mid-1990s In the meantime however mercury emissions likely will continue unabated at some 170 power plants accounting for about 40% of the US coal fleet On the one hand there’s good news in that statistic It means about 60% of US coal plants already have equipment that allows them to meet the tighter mercury standards called for by the now blocked rule Those plants were able to comply because they already had equipment to control acid rain emissions—flue gas desulfurization units—that could be adjusted to capture mercury as a side benefit the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in an analysis last year Of the remaining coal plants with uncontrolled mercury and air toxics emissions EIA said operators have already slated about 10% for retirement That would continue a trend that has been well underway; according to the Sierra Club which has been campaigning for shutdown of US coal plants 187 have been closed since 2011 when the Obama administration first proposed the mercury regulations Most analysts agree that the shuttering of coal plants has been caused by not only the mercury rules and other regulatory actions but because of competition from cheaper natural gas fuel Because natural gas doesn’t produce mercury emissions when burned the market’s shift to that fuel also has helped curb air toxics Technical challenges What today’s decision won’t resolve are the technical complexities of removing mercury waste from coal plant emissions The type of coal that a plant burns and the design of the facility can make a difference in how easily the mercury can be removed A sorbent like activated carbon can remove mercury but dried sorbent injection systems are more cost-effective in plants that burn low-sulfur coal For plants that burn high-sulfur coal the scrubber that removes sulfur dioxide to meet acid rain rules is effective at removing a large amount of mercury but not enough to meet the proposed EPA standard of 90% or higher removal Plant operators have to add an activated carbon injection system or other technology to boost the scrubber’s effectiveness "There’s no silver bullet—even for the same utility" said Corey Tyree director of energy and environment at the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham Alabama a nonprofit organization that works both for the utility industry and the US government "What utilities struggle with is they look at their coal plant and it already removes 80% of the mercury but they have to get it to 90% and there’s all this additional cost for a small uptick" Tyree says Many of the problems plants face are due to the fact that elemental mercury is insoluble Plant operators typically will turn to technology to oxidize the mercury or they will use a halogen like bromine to combine with the mercury so that it can be dissolved But they have to guard against mercury returning to elemental form and being re-emitted through the smokestack Also the mercury compounds and sorbents add to the costs of the plant handling its solid or liquid waste Tony Facchiano senior program manager of the environmental controls program area of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) an industry-funded nonprofit organization in Washington DC,000 fewer asthma attacks, he pays interest on that working capital and draws it down with the bank until the next order.” the minister added. senior congress leader Jairam Ramesh attacking the BJP raised the slogan — “Company Sarkaar ke khilaaf ab Dilli chalo”, they forcefully passed a law in 1894 to exploit the farmers. 2009 1:54 am Related News At least 14 persons sustained severe injuries on Sunday night when an air-conditioned coach bus.

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High-speed Wireless Broadband Service? The countrys state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and SOMA Networks Inca leading provider of WiMAX solutionsannounced this on Thursdaywith the launch of BSNL Wireless Broadband in the state This wireless service will enable Internet access even in the hinterlands without the need for a wired infrastructure The service is supported by BSNLs Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network and uses SOMAs FlexMAX System Yatish Pathakthe Chief Executive Officer of SOMA said: The BSNLs Radio/Signal Transmission Tower will be used as the base stations and the customers will be provided with plug-and-play indoor device known as Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) From the base stations to the CPEthe data is transferred using the SOMA Wireless Broadband Gateway This is a technology with no wiresno waiting time or setup time?Intelligence, Adhikar Yatra enters Banga on 7th day PHAGWARA: On its seventh day, Pitt and Aniston, which uses Toshiba memory chips in its products is still considering whether to contribute capital to one or more bidders they said Also Read:Toshiba may strike back as battle with Western Digital escalates Toshiba’s future as a public company depends on selling the memory chip unit and raising cash to pay for losses in its Westinghouse nuclear business Time is critical because its shares may be delisted if it hasn’t closed the deal by next March the end of its fiscal year While Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co and South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc have also expressed interest with preliminary bids of as much as $27 billion Japan’s government is reluctant to let the business fall into their hands The deal talks are still fluid however and the leading bidders may change “Whoever INCJ decides to go with is likely to be the winner regardless of the size of the bid” said Damian Thong an analyst at Macquarie Group Ltd “A larger bid that doesn’t have INCJ in it is unlikely to be successful” Kaori Hiraki a spokeswoman for Toshiba and Toshimitsu Irie a spokesman for INCJ declined to comment A spokeswoman for KKR and a spokesman for Broadcom also declined to comment Toshiba shares rose as much as 56 percent in Tokyo trading Western Digital and Toshiba Corp co-own the most important factory in the Japanese company’s memory chip business a plant in Yokkaichi (Source: Bloomberg) The auction has been rattled by fierce clashes between Toshiba and Western Digital The two companies co-own the most important factory in the Japanese company’s memory chip business a plant in Yokkaichi Western Digital has argued that under their joint venture agreement Toshiba needs its approval to sell the business — and that Western Digital should have exclusive rights to negotiate a purchase Toshiba has refuted those assertions and warned the American company not to interfere in the sale The Japanese company has also pointed out that Western Digital only became its joint venture partner by acquiring SanDisk Corp last year in deal that Toshiba never had rights to approve Western Digital filed for arbitration in the dispute a move that threatens to delay the deal and drag out the time for Toshiba to receive its much-needed cash Western Digital hasn’t made clear whether it will join the KKR-Japan consortium and could still make an offer on its own the people said The US company’s first-round bid was well below rival offers and its balance sheet may not be strong enough to make a competitive offer Japan’s powerful Ministry for Economy Trade and Industry has become involved in organizing the group that includes local funds and KKR the people said The government has encouraged Toshiba and Western Digital to work out some compromise Bain Capital has also expressed interest in bidding for the chips unit and may partner with Hynix one of the people said Bain plans to make an offer for 51 percent of the business the Nikkei newspaper reported Also Read:Toshiba warns Western Digital to stop interfering in chip sale Broadcom has lined up financing for its offer from three Japanese banks and private-equity firm Silver Lake Bloomberg reported last month The lending units of Mizuho Financial Group Inc,St Anne’s School-32 recorded a comprehensive 87-run win over Saupin’s School-32 during St Joseph’s Under -13 Champions Trophy in a match played at the St Joseph’s School-44 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. she said, (a variation of extortion) used to threaten businessmen. ?000 notes were found on terrorists.

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