Power Plants Go Unregulated

Reviewed by Bailey Malone

In March 2005 the EPA took power plants off the list of sources of toxic pollutants, and instead has created a pollution trading scheme. A resolution challenging the EPA's cutback of Clean Air Act requirements to reduce mercury emissions failed in the Senate in September. Despite the Senate vote against the resolution, many states continue to lead the way with plans to crack down on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.
"Six Senate Democrats Vote to Retain Bush Mercury Rule" BushGreenWatch 9/16/05 http://www.bushgreenwatch.org/mt_archives/000294.php

"Senate Vote Leaves Women and Children at Risk of Mercury Poisoning," Sierra Club Press Release, 9/13/05
http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0913-17.htm


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