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After decades of industry-induced delay, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued limits on the toxic soup of emissions spewed from coal-fired power plants. The Mercury and Air Toxics rule unveiled by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is a critical update to the Clean Air Act that will reduce child developmental delays, asthma attacks, heart attacks, and cancer; and save up to tens of thousands of lives.

PRESS RELEASE:New EPA Rule Curbs Mercury, Other Pollutants from Power Plants

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last revised 12/20/2011

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