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LCV Applauds Historic New Limits on Toxic Air Pollution

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or

December 21, 2011  

WASHINGTON – Following the submission of more than 900,000 public comments -- the most comments ever received on an EPA rule, an overwhelming majority of which were in support of new limits -- the Obama administration today announced the first-ever national standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution for power plants.

LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement on the announcement:

“Today is a historic day for the health and safety of our children.

We strongly applaud the Obama administration for setting new limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants – limits that will save lives, prevent illnesses like asthma and bronchitis and create jobs in pollution control technology.”

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