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Wednesday, September 14 2005

Senate: Keep the mercury pumping

In the category of “Disappointing but not surprising” is this news from the United States Senate: on a vote of 51-47, the body voted to keep in place the EPA’s rules on mercury emisssions from power plants.

The rules set in place by the EPA are dangerously unaggressive, and over a 15 year period, will put hundreds of tons of mercury in our waters - four times as much as we would have to using the best available technology.

The battleground now really shifts to the state legislatures, which have the authority to require the technology Congress won’t.

+ Dan @ 03:19pm

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