We’re making your voice heard on mercury pollution

Mercury is dangerous -- it can do serious damage to a child’s developing brain.

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PIRG staff deliver comments to the EPA to cut mercury pollution

Mercury is dangerous — it can do serious damage to a child’s developing brain. Yet we still allow it to pour from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. And mercury isn’t the only toxic substance being pumped out of coal-fired power plants. Lead, nickel and arsenic are too.

The good news: The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that will cut back on these toxic emissions by about two-thirds — a lifesaving difference for communities in the shadow of fossil fuel plants.

Not everyone is on board with these common sense measures. Powerful senators are pushing back, so we and other groups in our national network delivered more than 42,900 public comments to the EPA today in support of the strongest possible rules to rein in mercury and other toxic pollution. 

The comment period closes Friday, June 23rd, so submit your comment today.

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