21 Dec '11, 7pm

News: EPA Sets First-Ever Toxic Air Pollution Limits for Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to cut emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants—the nation's worst toxic air polluters. The following statements are from Earthjustice president Trip Van Noppen and Earthjustice attorney James Pew. Mr. Pew argued in federal court in 2006 in a lawsuit challenging weak air pollution standards adopted by the Bush administration. That lawsuit led to today's announcement. Trip Van Noppen, president, Earthjustice: "We're celebrating today after a long fight for cleaner air. Earthjustice has stuck with this fight through thick and thin for more than a decade, and we're pleased after that long effort to see President Obama deliver this positive result. We'll remain vigilant against the inevitable attacks of these public health protections in Congress and in the...

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