New U.S. Emission Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a set of rules to help curb emissions and pollution in the country, particularly in regards to power plants, which are major contributors to climate change.

The rules include:

  • Limiting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fueled fired power plants. Existing coal-fired power plants and new gas-fired power plants must control 90% of their carbon pollution
  • Limiting toxic metal pollutants and pollutants that are discharged through waste water from coal-fired power plants
  • Better management of disposal of coal ash

While these rules are needed to support the work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, they are  likely to be challenged in the coming months and with the election coming up in November.

Consider if there are ways to lend your support to adoption of these rules. 

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