22 Dec '11, 4pm

Long-Awaited Mercury Pollution Limits Build on States' Lead

Long-Awaited Mercury Pollution Limits Build on States' Lead

The Obama Administration announced the first national standards for mercury and other dangerous emissions from power plants. Now these dirty plants will finally be forced to clean up pollution that causes developmental delays in children, asthma attacks, cardiac disease and cancer. This is a huge breakthrough for the health of Americans families. In fact, it could be one of the biggest environmental accomplishments of the Obama administration. Polluters and their allies in Congress may call these toxic air pollution safeguards an example of White House overreach, but the mercury standards did not begin with President Obama. Instead, they are based on longstanding laws that enjoy broad support around the country. And they have finally emerged into reality because of efforts started years ago in a place Tea Party and Republican leaders say they respect: the states. That righ...

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