EPA Issues First-Time Mercury Air Limits For Taconite Iron Ore Production

February 9, 2024
EPA has finalized its rule imposing first-time limits on mercury emissions from taconite iron ore production and setting tough new numeric limits for other pollutants previously regulated using a “surrogate” pollutant, rejecting environmentalists’ push for tougher-still requirements while overriding industry resistance. In the rule signed by Administrator Michael Regan Jan. 31, but not yet published in the Federal Register , EPA sets the mercury (Hg) limits in order to comply with the April 2020 precedent of the U.S. Court of...

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