21 Dec '11, 7pm

E.P.A. Issues Rule Limiting Mercury Emissions

Getty Images Lisa P. Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, unveiling the new mercury rule on Wednesday at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Wednesday sharply limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from the nation’s coal - and oil -burning power plants . The new rule, unless blocked by Congress or the courts, will be the first time the federal government has enforced limits on mercury , arsenic, acid gases and other poisonous and carcinogenic chemicals emitted by the burning of fossil fuels. Lisa P. Jackson , the E.P.A. administrator, said the regulations , which have taken more than 20 years to formulate, would save thousands of lives and return economic and health benefits many times their estimated $9.6 billion annual cost. “By cutting emis...

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