23 Jul '12, 1pm

Shifting the Cost of Pollution: Filed under: Energy News

Shifting the Cost of Pollution: Filed under: Energy News

Existing plants have three years to comply. Industry and power generators should find it child’s play given that the EPA has been in the business of setting emissions standards for decades and it appears industry and power generators have for the most part been compliant. By most accounts emissions standards have been effective in cleaning up the skies over the U.S. In the years between 1980 and 2008, sodium dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from industry have been cut by 57% and from power generators by 40%. The reduction in emissions by power generators is all the more remarkable given that electricity use in the U.S. increased by 85% during the same period and the use of coal has tripled. MATS is the EPA’s first attempt to reduce mercury emissions. Mercury seeps into the water supply and the food chain through fish. It can cause nervous system damage and is a particu...

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