Epa Issues Strong Limits On Mercury Emissions From Smokestacks

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from sources such as power plants, a landmark measure that could prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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YAHOO NEWS:
  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company ...
    BOSTON (May 28, 2014) A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012.  The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy ...
    05/29/2014 - 2:45 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • EPA Announces New Limits on Carbon Pollution that Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change
    The U.S. limits mercury, arsenic ... the EPA to set the strongest limits possible when the agency issues the final carbon standards in 2015. Most Americans are ready for strong climate action. The public supports government steps to limit carbon pollution ...
    06/1/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants
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BING SEARCH:
  • Carbon Pollution Standards | US EPA
    This site provides information on EPA's efforts to issue standards that address carbon pollution from new and existing power plants, including modified power plants.
    07/24/2014 - 12:37 am | View Website
  • Drinking Water Contaminants
    National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards ...
    07/23/2014 - 6:46 pm | View Website
  • Steps the EPA Must Take to Reduce Global Warming Emissions ...
    Support Strong Standards to Curb Global Warming Emissions. Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its proposed standards to limit the carbon pollution ...
    07/23/2014 - 4:30 pm | View Website
  • Laws and Regulations | Mercury | US EPA
    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) RCRA requires that EPA manage hazardous wastes, including mercury wastes, from the ...
    07/23/2014 - 11:51 am | View Website
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) | US EPA
    CFLs can help you save money, use less energy, reduce light bulb changes, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change. Learn more about energy ...
    07/23/2014 - 8:45 am | View Website
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