How? less than 0.5% of atmospheric mercury os from U.S. power plant emissions. Seventy percent (70%) are from Gaia — which EPA is not regulating.
FOX-8 (Cleveland) reports:
New federal standards will regulate toxic air and water emissions from coal-fired power plants, which doctors say put locals — especially children — at risk.
“The mercury and our toxic standards were at least 20 years overdue, so keeping this promise to keep children from mercury pollution is extremely important,” said Susan Hedman, regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The new rules will stop 90 percent of mercury and 80 percent of acid base emissions, leading to better quality fish, Hedman said…