EPA Announces New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of mercury and air toxics standards for power plants that burn coal and oil. It is anticipated that as power plants abide by these proposed standards, as many as 17,000 American lives can be saved every year by 2015, mercury emissions would be reduced by 91%, direct particulate matter emissions by 30%, and sulfur dioxide emissions by 53%. Click here to read more.

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