State-by-state benefits from the mercury rule

Mercury and Air Toxics Rule plays a crucial role in protecting people across the U.S.

EPA’s mercury rule builds on mercury standards put in place by leading states, and provides protections nation-wide for reducing exposure to this harmful pollutant.

EPA’s maps showing the benefits provided by the rule are striking:

Power Plant-Attributed Mercury Deposition in 2005

Power Plant-Attributed Mercury Deposition in 2005

Power Plant-Attributed Mercury Deposition in 2016 with Mercury Rule

Power Plant-Attributed Mercury Deposition in 2016 with the Mercury Rule in Place
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Revised Technical Support Document: National-Scale Assessment of Mercury Risk to Populations with High Consumption of Self-caught Freshwater Fish In Support of the Appropriate and Necessary Finding for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Generating Units.

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