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Air Toxics: Mercury & Power Plants


Case Number # 3532

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exempted power plants from Clean Air Act regulations, even though these power plants emit into the air tons of mercury and other toxins—known threats to human health.

In February 2008, a federal appeals court ruled that the EPA did not have the authority to exempt the power plants.

Press Releases

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Clean air, public health advocates: EPA Mercury Rule leaves public health at risk, violates law
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Pollution limits for mercury don't meet Clean Air Act requirements
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Earthjustice calls on EPA to finalize strong clean air regulations as scheduled