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LCV Statement on EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants

Apr 5, 2023

Washington, D.C. – In response to the EPA’s proposed rule to slightly tighten standards for mercury and other air toxics pollution from power plants, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis:

“Families want to protect their kids from pollution that harms their developing brains. The Biden-Harris administration’s EPA proposal to tighten standards on mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants could get them a step closer to achieving that reasonable, universal goal. EPA has both the responsibility and opportunity to tighten the limits further to deliver environmental justice to communities of color and communities of low wealth where families are more likely to live near and be directly exposed to the health-harming pollution from coal fired power plants. We appreciate the proposed requirement of continuous emissions monitoring which could allow tighter enforcement and urge the Biden-Harris administration to finalize a stronger level of protection, especially for those families most in harm’s way.”