21 Dec '11, 7pm

Green Blog: E.P.A. Issues Rule Limiting Mercury Emissions: "By cutting emissions that are linked to developmenta...

The Environmental Protection Agency introduced new standards on Wednesday sharply limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from the nation’s 1,400 coal- and oil-burning power plants . If and when the new rule takes effect, it 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 that the regulations , which have taken more than 20 years to formulate, would save thousands of lives and return financial benefits many times their estimated $11 billion annual cost. “By cutting emissions that are linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses like asthma, these standards represent a major victory for clean air and public health – and especially for the health of our childre...

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