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Luminous Animal

(27,310 posts)
Wed Dec 21, 2011, 07:11 PM Dec 2011

FireDogLake: EPA Releases Groundbreaking Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

"The EPA has been under assault from the GOP for the past year, and this has led to some uncomfortable rollbacks and compromises. The Administration’s cancellation of new ozone standards was particularly galling. But today, the EPA came through with new rules on mercury and air toxics that will deliver massive public health benefits, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Congress called for new mercury and air toxics standards 21 years ago, so this has been a long time coming."


The industry has three years to comply, and at that point we will have eliminated many of the sources of toxic air pollution from power plants in the US. You’re talking about preventing 11,000 preventable deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and 130,000 cases of childhood asthma every year. That’s something to be proud of."


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FireDogLake: EPA Releases Groundbreaking Mercury and Air Toxics Rule (Original Post) Luminous Animal Dec 2011 OP
The same EPA Richard D Dec 2011 #1
The republican House will put a stop to this. Pigs. AlinPA Dec 2011 #2
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