21 Dec '11, 7pm

New EPA mercury rules are a bona fide Big Deal via @grist

Listen pup: The new EPA mercury regulations are a Big Deal. Photo: steve eng Today, at long last, the EPA is unveiling its new rule covering mercury and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants. Anyone who pays attention to green news will have spent the last two years hearing a torrent of stories about EPA rules and the political fights over them. It can get tedious. After a certain point even my eyes glaze over, and I'm paid to follow this stuff. But this one is a Big Deal. It's worth lifting our heads out of the news cycle and taking a moment to appreciate that history is being made. Finally controlling mercury and toxics will be an advance on par with getting lead out of gasoline. It will save save tens of thousands of lives every year and prevent birth defects, learning disabilities, and respiratory diseases. It will make America a more decent, just...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/fossil-fuels/2011-12-21-the-mercury-...

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