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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  • 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.
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