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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 07:11 PM

FireDogLake: EPA Releases Groundbreaking Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

"The EPA has been under assault from the GOP for the past year, and this has led to some uncomfortable rollbacks and compromises. The Administrationís cancellation of new ozone standards was particularly galling. But today, the EPA came through with new rules on mercury and air toxics that will deliver massive public health benefits, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Congress called for new mercury and air toxics standards 21 years ago, so this has been a long time coming."

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The industry has three years to comply, and at that point we will have eliminated many of the sources of toxic air pollution from power plants in the US. Youíre talking about preventing 11,000 preventable deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and 130,000 cases of childhood asthma every year. Thatís something to be proud of."

http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/12/21/epa-releases-groundbreaking-mercury-and-air-toxics-rule/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

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Richard D Dec 2011 #1
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Response to Luminous Animal (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 07:29 PM

1. The same EPA

Ron Paul wants to get rid of as an ineffective waste of money.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 07:35 PM

2. The republican House will put a stop to this. Pigs.

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