Mercury and Air Toxics Rule


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

, lead economist and climate policy manager

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

, lead economist and climate policy manager

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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