26 May '11, 5pm

The Message On Mercury: EPA hears public concerns in Chicago

The Message On Mercury: EPA hears public concerns in Chicago

The Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings in Chicago Tuesday on proposed new standards to protect the public from hazardous power plant pollution . It was one of three opportunities for the public to weigh in on the prospect for more stringent standards that would reduce emissions mercury and air toxic pollution coming from coal and oil plants . And judging from the turnout, people all over the Midwest are concerned with the issue. Buses parked outside the hearing center had license plates from states throughout the region . The testimony started promptly at 9 a.m. and continued well into the night. In the short time I was in the hearing room, I heard a broad array of citizens and organizations expressing concern about the damage inflicted by power plants pollution, as well as deep rejection of the special interests that seem hell bent on continuing to burde...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jmogerman/the_message_o...

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