Coal-Fired Energy and Airborne Mercury: Part Two of Coal at the Crossroads [Audio]

by Brad Yost on November 8, 2011

WFPL aired part two of the series Coal at the Crossroads today during Here and Now. If you missed it, the full audio is below.

Half of the airborne mercury pollution in the US comes from coal-fired power plants. After years of study and debate, the Environmental Protection Agency is planning to announce new limits on mercury from coal plants in November. Meanwhile, utilities are scrambling to meet other new federal regulations, and industry groups are asking the government to slow down.

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