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“EPA is sentencing entire segments of the population to a poisoned death,” said Caroline Armijo (left) of N.C. Read her story, and those of Nicole Horseherder of Ariz., and Tom Sedor of Penn., in the special report, <a href="//"><em>Erasing Lives</em></a>.
(From left: Justin Cook for Earthjustice. Darcy Padilla. Chris Knight.)
feature May 13, 2021

Special Report: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Three Americans living near power plants share how they will be harmed by the gutting of the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.

Press Release July 23, 2008

Mercury Pollution from Cement Kilns Double Previous Estimates

Earthjustice report reveals mercury pollution nearly twice what EPA previously thought

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, reflected in a window of a home in Springdale, is among the hundreds of power plants likely covered by the Mercury & Air Toxics Standards.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature April 5, 2023

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards

When coal is burned in the U.S., most of the mercury in the coal no longer spews into our air — thanks to a federal rule that Earthjustice and our clients fought for and continue to defend.

Press Release October 25, 2007

New York Cement Kilns Must Reduce Mercury Pollution

Three NY cement kilns account for nearly one third of all mercury pollution in the state — groups urge the governor to limit mercury pollution

Press Release July 14, 2005

EPA's Cap-and-Trade Plan for Mercury Fails to Protect Public Health

Conservation groups file lawsuit in federal court over Clean Air Act violations

Article May 1, 2009

USGS Study Links Mercury, Fish

We’ve told you about the dangers of eating mercury-contaminated fish. Today, the US Geological Survey released a comprehensive study linking the mercury emissions from smokestacks here in the US and abroad, and the contamination of fish like tuna and other marine life in the Pacific Ocean. According to the NY Times and Greenwire: The study…

Press Release: Victory April 21, 2009

Federal Government Cracks Down on Mercury Pollution From Cement Kilns

Air pollution rules from new administration will cut mercury pollution by between 81 and 93 percent

Press Release February 17, 2004

EPA Failing to Protect Americans from Chlorine Plant Mercury Emissions

Groups sue over Clean Air Act violations

Press Release March 6, 2008

Mercury Pollution from New York Cement Kilns Endangering Public Health

NYSDEC must include mercury limits in operating permits for Lafarge and other cement kilns

Press Release May 18, 2005

Earthjustice Leads Challenge to Weak EPA Approach to Limit Power Plant Mercury Emissions

Clean air, public health advocates: EPA Mercury Rule leaves public health at risk, violates law

Press Release December 11, 2006

EPA Fails to Limit Toxic Mercury Pollution from Cement Kilns

Agency ignores federal courts, Congress, and over 20,000 public comments in do-nothing rule

Press Release July 5, 2011

Groups Press FDA to Give Consumers Important Health Information About Mercury in Seafood

Petition asks the Agency to label packages and post signs at markets

Article April 21, 2009

Breaking News: EPA Says Cement Kiln Mercury Must Go

The EPA just proposed to cut mercury from cement kilns! I’ve been talking to you about cement kiln pollution since we started this blog, and Earthjustice has been focused on this issue for nearly a decade. Check out our updated campaign page to find out how you can help. The EPA is asking for public…

Press Release January 16, 2007

Environmentalists File Opening Briefs in Challenge to Weak Mercury Reduction Plan

EPA proposal delays pollution reductions, may create mercury “hot spots”

Press Release: Victory January 16, 2009

Under Pressure From States and Environmental Groups, EPA Agrees to Address Mercury from Cement Kilns

Agency signs on to court settlement, ends a decade of delay

Press Release May 17, 2005

Conservation Groups Challenge Weak EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants

Lawsuits filed challenging EPA approach at curbing power plant toxic air emissions

Press Release March 6, 2008

EPA Finally Sets Plans for Mercury Limits on Cement Kilns

Years of delay means thousands of pounds of mercury pollution have gone unchecked

Press Release December 18, 2008

Environmental Groups Point the Way to Mercury Pollution Reductions

File suit seeking deadline for EPA rules to cut power plant air pollution