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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  • 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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  • EPA Announces New Limits on Carbon Pollution that Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change
    Power plants kick out 40 percent of all carbon pollution in this country. The U.S. limits mercury ... limits possible when the agency issues the final carbon standards in 2015. Most Americans are ready for strong climate action. The public supports ...
    06/3/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • EPA Announces New Limits on Carbon Pollution that Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change
    The U.S. limits mercury ... invites greater reductions, 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.
    06/1/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • 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 for ... percent of coal-fired power plants’ mercury pollution, 88 percent of their acid gas emissions and 41 percent ...
    04/15/2014 - 12:33 pm | View Link
  • EPA Mercury Mandate Creates New $10 Billion Market
    This act has been extended to controlling Mercury emissions after finalizing the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The mercury reduction measure was finalized in December 2011, with final revision to the limits made in April of last year. This standard ...
    11/26/2013 - 2:18 am | View Link
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  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting ...
    08/27/2014 - 6:34 pm | View Website
  • Mercury and Air Toxics Standards | US Environmental ...
    The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards reduces mercury and other toxic air pollutants from coal and oil-fired power plants
    08/27/2014 - 6:19 pm | View Website
  • EPA’s Coal Regulations: Driving Out Coal Hurts Consumers ...
    States can still apply for an SIP but initial enforcement will come through an FIP. The EPA will also promulgate an FIP if the agency finds the state’s SIP to be ...
    08/27/2014 - 5:33 am | View Website
  • Drinking Water Contaminants
    National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards ...
    08/27/2014 - 5:12 am | View Website
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    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 ...
    08/26/2014 - 9:55 pm | View Website
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