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February 17, 2023
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EPN Releases Statement Regarding Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), reaffirming that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including mercury, from fossil fuel-fired electric generating power plants.
In response, Ellen Kurlansky, a volunteer with the Environmental Protection Network and one of the original architects of MATS released the following statement:
“EPA did the right thing this time. They looked at the costs and the risks to public health and rightly concluded that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate emissions of hazardous pollutants from coal-fired electric power plants. Kudos to EPA.”
Ellen Kurlansky is available to speak to the media about the updated standards and their effects on public health and the environment.
About Ellen Kurlansky: Ellen Kurlansky served as the former Air Policy Analyst and Advisor for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation from 1988-2017. She acted as senior leadership on the development of the Obama Administration MATS rule and the Clean Power Plan.
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