30 Sep '15, 6pm

BREAKING: New EPA Rule updates 30-year-old #Water quality standards>

BREAKING: New EPA Rule updates 30-year-old #Water quality standards>

We don’t use phones, drive cars or fly airplanes that were built based on 1982 safety standards, so why should we allow power plants to dump poisons into our waters under such outdated standards? Today, the EPA took an important step toward updating these standards by issuing requirements that power plants use affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to reduce their pollution—or eliminate the pollution altogether where feasible. The last time that the EPA updated these regulations for power plants was in 1982, and the only reason that the agency is doing so now is because environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the agency in 2010 to force it to better regulate this dirty industry. This rule is a big deal because toxic water pollution sickens people, and power plants are by far its largest source. Power plants dump more pollutants, such as mercury, arsenic ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2015-september/epa-updates-3...

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