Dec 21, 2011
Today’s announcement is particularly important to those of us who live in low-income communities -- where power plants usually call home. Since the EPA announced preliminary rules limiting mercury and toxic air pollution from power plants in March, over 13,000 Americans have died prematurely because of this pollution. We've missed 650,000 days of work. Children have suffered over 84,000 preventable asthma attacks.
This new ruling will put thousands of Americans to work, make our air cleaner, and keep our children healthy. We strongly encourage their immediate implementation.
For up-to-the-second statistics on the health impacts of mercury and air toxic pollution, visit CostOfDelay.org.