1. AIR POLLUTION
EPA finalizes standards for backup generators
U.S. EPA today finalized new air standards for backup generators that are typically used during emergency situations to keep power flowing and avoid blackouts. The amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for reciprocating internal combustion engine generators will affect a broad swath of generators that may be used to power equipment in industrial and agricultural settings, including oil and gas production.