Tell the EPA to use common sense and leave MATS restrictions in place.

by April 17

Talking Points:
EPA Proposed Rule Change to MATS

  • U.S. power plants made up 48% of all domestic mercury emissions–before MATS was put in place. Since MATS was enacted, significant reductions in hazardous air pollutant emissions have been achieved at lower-than-projected costs.
  • Mercury is highly toxic and damages multiple organ systems, including the nervous system. Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable.
  • The EPA is using the old cost-benefit analysis and out of date science to justify its proposal.
  • The proposal ensures that none of the tools of the Clean Air Act would be available for reducing hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants

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