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LCV Applauds Proposed Toxic Air Pollution Standards for Power Plants

Contact: Damien M. Shirley, (202) 785-8683 or March 16, 2011  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the EPA’s proposed toxic air pollution standards for power plants:

"Today is a great day for the health of our children.  They have waited long enough to breathe clean air without the threat of inhaling toxic air pollution like mercury from coal-fired power plants and other energy generators.  These new health standards will save lives, prevent illnesses like asthma and bronchitis, avoid hospitalizations and missed days at work, and create jobs in pollution control technology.  We commend the Obama Administration for releasing the first-ever national standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution for power plants, and we urge that the final standards be as strong as possible." 

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