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Air Toxics: Mercury & Power Plants

The Latest On: Air Toxics: Mercury & Power Plants

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?

In the summer of 2015, 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 hung in the balance, many of whom are from overburdened communities.

November 14, 2014 | Legal Document

Industry Opposition to MATS Challenge

Industry petition filed with the Supreme Court opposing an industry challenge to EPA's 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

November 14, 2014 | Legal Document

Environmental Opposition to MATS Challenge

Environmental argument filed with the US Supreme Court against industry’s last attempt to challenge the EPA's 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

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