Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for power plants
In December 2011, EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Rule placed the first-ever national limit on the amount of mercury, acid gases, and other toxic pollution that power plants can emit. These critical rules are now being challenged in court.
Support for these standards is widespread and diverse. EPA received more than 800,000 comments from the public in support of the mercury standards. Additionally, numerous utilities, states, mayors, public health groups, environmental groups, faith groups, small business groups, the NAACP, moms, scientists, sportsmen and the League of United Latin American Citizens have all supported the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
EDF is part of a coalition dedicated to defending these life-saving rules against legal challenges.