21 Dec '11, 6pm

Took more than 20 years to get #mercury regs. Wonder if carbon regs will take that long:

Power plants are biggest source of mercury Power plants are currently the dominant emitters of mercury, acid gases and many toxic metals in the U.S. Read more Existing technology can remove toxics Controls to meet limits are widely available. Learn more Plants have time to meet the standards It is several years before plants need to comply. Learn more Rule will improve public health Benefits total $37 billion to $90 billion each year. Read more MATS reduces toxic pollution Toxics from fossil fuel-fired power plants cause serious health impacts. Learn more Power plant pollution and health effects Methylmercury exposure is a particular concern for women of childbearing age, unborn babies, and young children. Read more Healthier lakes, streams and fish Power plant emissions damage our environment and pollute our nation's lakes and streams. Read more Less mercury contamination...

Full article: http://epa.gov/mats/

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