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Posts Tagged ‘Mercury and Air Toxics Rule’

A Long-Awaited Rule to Limit Mercury and Other Toxic Pollutants from Power Plants

Did you know that one of the largest sources of toxic pollutants in our country had gone unregulated until today? Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of airborne mercury, a potent neurotoxin known to cause harm to fetal brain development. Read More

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Waiting For A Strong Mercury Rule

We’re in a state of heightened expectation. The final Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule, regulating one of the largest sources of toxic pollutants in our country (coal-fired power plants), was supposed to be released on Friday, December 16 to comply with a court-ordered deadline. (A proposed rule was released in March 2011). Read More

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