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Air Toxics: Mercury & Power Plants

The Latest On: Air Toxics: Mercury & Power Plants

March 18, 2015 | Feature

Photos: Life Under The Stacks

Coal plant pollution has a serious impact on our health. Every year, it causes exacerbated asthma, heart problems, and worst of all, premature death. Two Pennsylvanians share what it means to live in the shadow of a smokestack and in the specter of a plume.

March 12, 2015 | Feature

In Conversation: Attorney Jim Pew

Attorney Jim Pew speaks about his work and National Mining Association v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court case that determined whether the EPA must consider profits over people when regulating toxic air pollution.

March 11, 2015 | Feature

Map: Meet the Power Plants

Power plants are the largest source of toxic air pollution in the nation. Their pollution is linked to asthma, heart attacks—and thousands of premature deaths each year. There are more than 580 power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards. See where they are located.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

Important Legal Issues Raised By National Mining Association v. EPA

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. At stake are up to 11,000 lives a year, and a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than people.

March 9, 2015 | Feature

At the Supreme Court: Profits Before People?

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a critical case involving mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Up to 11,000 lives hang in the balance, many of whom are from overburdened communities.

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