Labor, Industry Gear Up To Fight Stringent State Mercury Regulations

November 14, 2005
The utility industry is gearing up to fight a growing number of state efforts to control mercury emissions after a group of state and local authorities announced a model mercury rule that abandons the cap-and-trade approach in EPA's controversial mercury rule and requires far more stringent emissions cuts, several sources say. Mine workers are already urging coal-rich Pennsylvania to delay developing new rules for combating mercury emissions from power plants until after the first phase of EPA's rule is complete,...

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