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Why the rollback of the mercury and air toxics standards 'foreshadows what's to come'
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Why the rollback of the mercury and air toxics standards 'foreshadows what's to come'

An Obama-era rule has already reduced toxic air pollution like mercury from coal-fired power plants. So why did the EPA roll it back now? In a word, co-benefits.
Ellen Kurlansky: Mercury pollution - the slippery slope
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Ellen Kurlansky: Mercury pollution - the slippery slope

In a giant favor to the coal industry, the Trump administration is poised to undermine the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards that control mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Power companies don't want the Trump administration to reverse the mercury rule
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Power companies don't want the Trump administration to reverse the mercury rule

The 2011 mercury rule did more to hasten the closure of coal-fired power plants than any other regulation adopted under President Obama.
Heather McTeer Toney: Mercury rollback is a direct threat to our children's health
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Heather McTeer Toney: Mercury rollback is a direct threat to our children's health

So what should be done? To the current rule, nothing. The existing rule is working.
Mary Anne Hitt: When did protecting children, pregnant women from mercury pollution become controversial?
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Mary Anne Hitt: When did protecting children, pregnant women from mercury pollution become controversial?

We should protect pregnant women and young children from toxic mercury pollution that spews out of dirty coal plants. This shouldn't be a controversial statement, but it's become one.

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