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- The EPA is using the old cost-benefit analysis and out of date science to justify its proposal.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
More background and important information
- Read the proposal HERE
- New York Times article
- Clean Air Task Force Release
- MATS overview by Harvard Law School
- Harvard Law School podcast about proposal
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