Cement kiln in Midlothian, TX. (Photo: Samantha Bornhorst.)
This lawsuit challenges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's continued refusal to set mercury emissions standards for cement kilns, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
The EPA estimates that more than one hundred cement kilns emit over 23,000 pounds of mercury each year.
Somewhere along the road from their home districts to their offices in Washington, D.C., our Congressional representatives got their wires crossed. The American public sent them forth with a mandate to run the country, but instead, they're ruining it.