13 Dec '11, 10am

From @Earthjustice: Obama's Historic Chance To Control Coal Pollution

First-time rules for coal-power toxics are due Friday How tough will President Obama be on coal plant pollution? This Friday, the Obama administration has the historic opportunity to rein in a coal industry that has been allowed to pour toxic emissions like mercury, benzene and arsenic into our lives without limit. There’s little question that the administration will set limits – the law requires it and the courts have ordered it. The question, and the opportunity facing Obama, is how strong those limits will be. For more than two decades, the powerful coal industry has dodged stricter pollution limits while countless other industries have cleaned up their acts. They have operated without national restraints on the amount of mercury and other toxic air pollution released from power plant smokestacks. The court order ending this free pass is the result of relentless Earthju...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-december/obama-s-histor...

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