EPA releases long-awaited power plant air toxics rule

By Corbin Hiar

The EPA releases details of a landmark rule to cut air emissions of mercury and other toxics from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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"… tect millions of families and, especially, children from air pollution,” Jackson said at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington on Wednesda …"

"… llion in costs associated with the rule.The rule is a personal victory for Jackson, who told the audience of her children’s struggles with asthma. “Fifte …"

"… n jobs and 8,000 long-term utility jobs for American workers, the EPA said.Jackson also used the event to bolster the Obama administration’s clean air cred …"

Mercury falling: Groundbreaking power plant emissions rule imminent

By Corbin Hiar

The EPA is poised to issue a new regulation restricting toxic power plant emissions

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"… ho eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions …"

Limits on mercury and soot could save billions, improve public health, studies say

By Corbin Hiar

New studies say standards for mercury, particulates could save thousands of lives

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"… y other industrial source, according to a study published last Thursday by Environment America, an advocacy group spun off from the Public Interest Research Grou …"

"… y Time-Out Act – was also introduced to the Senate during the same month.Environment America is hoping its study of America’s most polluting coal-fired power …"

Why Americans still breathe known hazards decades after ‘clean air’ law

By Jim Morris and Corbin Hiar

Air toxics crackdown stymied by politics, industry resistance and ‘hopelessly irrational’ EPA

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"… mp;A with Ruckelshaus on the bipartisan failure to curb air toxics here.]A federal judge underlined the EPA’s failures on air toxics in a 2006 opinion. “Congre …"

Big increases in mercury and other toxic releases

By Marianne Lavelle

Almost 4.1 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released to the environment in the United States in 2007, according to new data from the E

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"… e hazardous substance releases that the EPA noted were on the rise in 2007:Mercury up 38 percent, mostly from mining industry facilities.PCBs up 40 percent. …"

Toxic mercury from coal plants unregulated

By The Center for Public Integrity

The EPA under President Bush proposed a rule to reclassify mercury from coal-fired plants to allow for cap and trade