Clearing the Air

Plumer, Bradford
March 2012
Audubon;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p17
The article deals with rules imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce mercury pollution and other toxic emissions from coal-burning power plants. Power plants contribute to about half of mercury pollution that affects seafood and causes cognitive problems in children and neurological disorders in animals based on research. According to the author, the rules signaled a new government's approach towards coal. Also cited is the effort by EPA to reduce greenhouse gases.


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