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Mercury emissions

White Stallion Energy Center, LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld the emission standards EPA promulgated in 2012 for mercury and other listed hazardous air pollutants emitted by coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units. The rule was challenged by industry,...

Desert Citizens Against Pollution v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that added the gold mine ore processing and production area source category to the list of source categories to be regulated under CAA §112(c)(6). CAA §112(c)(6) requires action by EPA on seven...

Mercury, Risk, and Justice

Introduction

In December 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its long-awaited proposal for regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired utilities. This regulation was widely expected to require a 90%...

A Perfect Storm: Mercury and the Bush Administration, Part II

The Storm Continues

In December 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to control mercury emissions from power plants and issued a final rule for mercury from chlor-alkali facilities. For power...

A Perfect Storm: Mercury and the Bush Administration

Unprecedented Events

In October 1991, four separate weather systems gathered off the coast of New England: Hurricane Grace from the Atlantic, a cold front from New England, a high pressure system over southeastern Canada, and a...