14 Oct '11, 12am

BREAKING NEWS: House passes bill that will increase #dirtyair, #mercury pollution, lead to 1000s of premature deaths.

By a vote of 275 to 142, the House of Representatives just passed H.R. 2250, a dangerous bill that allows mercury and other toxic air pollution to pour freely from thousands of the nation's worst air polluters. H.R. 2250 exempts industrial boilers (the on-site power plants at major industrial plants) and industrial waste incinerators from the Clean Air Act's pollution control requirements. It encourages companies to burn tires, plastics, used chemicals, spent solvents and other industrial wastes without doing anything to control the resulting toxic air pollution. And, adding insult to injury, it deprives people in neighboring communities of any ability to find out what wastes their dangerous neighbors are burning and what toxic pollutants they are emitting. "By taking away pollution control requirements for industrial boilers and incinerators, H.R. 2250 would literally kil...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/house-again-votes...

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