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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  • Why “Just Say No” is Just Plain Wrong: the Sound Legal Basis for ... - Environmental Defense
    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; requires ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • Why “Just Say No” is Just Plain Wrong: the Sound Legal Basis for the Clean Power Plan
    They’ve been suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards case, which held that EPA must take costs into account when making a threshold decision whether to proceed with emissions limits on toxic ...
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  • Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits
    EPA took costs into account at multiple stages and through multiple means as it set emissions limits for power plants," Kagan said. She was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. In the case of mercury, the costs of ...
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  • U.S. Supreme Court nixes EPA’s mercury limits
    “To achieve this progress, we set strong standards based in science ... as well as acid gases and organics. The EPA received more than 800,000 public comments, most of them favoring limits on mercury emissions, but the rules were challenged by some ...
    06/29/2015 - 8:44 am | View Link
  • EPA Announces New Limits on Carbon Pollution that Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change
    The U.S. limits mercury, arsenic ... and NRDC will be encouraging 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 ...
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  • EPA scores big win to limit mercury in power plants
    The Environmental Protection Agency took home a sweeping victory Tuesday when an appeals court upheld the agency’s pollution limits ... mercury, which can impair children’s ability to learn,” Purchia said. All three judges backed EPA on most of the ...
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  • Mercury in Petroleum and Natural Gas: Estimation of ...
    ----- Chapter 7 Mercury Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production and Processing 43 Mercury Emissions to Water 43 Produced Water 43 ...
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  • Clean Air Act
    The Clean Air Act is a federal law enacted by the United States Congress to control air pollution on a national level from both stationary sources (such as ...
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    Urge the EPA to enforce our nation’s environmental laws and prevent dirty energy companies from splitting apart our earth to squeeze out profits at the expense of ...
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    ----- Foreword The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation's land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of ...
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    EPA’s bilateral relationship with China is one of its most significant. Cooperative activities are aimed at building capacity to reduce emissions of pollutants ...
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