EPA Cites Pollution Co-Benefits To Weaken MATS For Waste Coal Utilities

April 9, 2020
EPA is citing the co-benefits of reducing water and air pollution as justification for its final rule weakening mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) for some power plants burning coal refuse, creating a new subcategory of regulation under the rule that sets weaker emissions limits for six facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The final rule released April 9 follows strong pressure from lawmakers in the two states, and may be something that the Trump administration touts during the election...

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