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LCV Statement on Biden-Harris Administration Reaffirming Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Feb 17, 2023

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to EPA reaffirming that it is appropriate and necessary to set Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for coal and oil power plants, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs and former EPA health scientist Matthew Davis:

“We very much appreciate the Biden-Harris administration reaffirming the need to address mercury and other toxic pollution from power plants and highlighting the major positive economic benefits of improving our air, water, and health. Repairing yet one more illegal, baseless attempt of the Trump administration to undermine our foundation of public health and environmental safeguards is critical to the Biden-Harris EPA following the rule of law and tightening the standard to further protect our communities. We look forward to the EPA building upon today’s action in the coming weeks to require that fossil-fueled power plants do more to clean up their toxic air, water, and climate pollution.” 

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