16 Feb '12, 5pm

Sen. @jiminhofe just read the title of my latest blog post on the Senate floor; thx for the shout out!

If your neighborhood utility industry lobbyist looks a little more harried than usual, it’s because today, February 16th, is yet another reminder to power companies that they, like other industries, are finally going to have to clean up their mercury and toxic air pollution to protect America’s communities and children. The EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants were published in the Federal Register [pdf] today. While this event is ordinarily something that only interests lawyers and people with bizarre reading habits, today’s publication of the MATS is important for four reasons that deserve discussion: First , Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has announced that once the MATS are published in the Federal Register, he intends to file a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). He aims to eliminate these health standards that redu...

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