Policy & Regulation

17 Apr 2020

U.S. Revises Cost Justification of Mercury Rule for Coal Plants

17 Apr 2020  by Nichola Groom   
The Trump administration revised the cost-benefit analysis for an Obama-era rule that forced coal-fired power plants to cut their mercury emissions, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday.

The move leaves the so-called Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule in place for now, but could pave the way for legal attacks and prevent similar regulations from being implemented in the future.

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