The senators wrote, Revoking the once in, always in policy will lead to greater levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, and almost two hundred other air toxic
pollutants in communities around the United States.
The polluters' case could have threatened not only the Mercury and Air Toxics
Standards, but also the ability of courts of appeal to recognize the serious practical impacts--including the impacts on human health--of their decisions and to craft their relief accordingly," Graham McCahan, JD, a senior attorney for Environmental Defense Fund, said in a news release.
82% reduction in TRI air toxics
since 1990, and 94% reduction in toxicity weighted hazard
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has maintained an air toxics
monitoring network since 1990, which collects 24-hr integrated samples of ambient air concentrations every 12 days.
The agency could use section 111(d) to regulate carbon dioxide (a non-toxic pollutant) from other types of sources that are not subject to the air toxics
program (of which there are many).
5]) and a small subset of air toxics
, referred to here as the
Under the proposal, landfills would capture two-thirds of their methane and air toxics
emissions by 2023-13% more than required under current rules.
Additionally, from 1990 to 2008, emissions of air toxics
declined by approximately 62 percent.
Hazardous air pollutants, also known as toxic air pollutants or air toxics
, are those pollutants that cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental and ecological effects.
Emission regulations, specifically the federal mercury and Air Toxics
Standards poised to come into effect next year, Duncan said, could potentially reduce the number of coal-fired plants and increase the amount of gas-fired generation.
As EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation since 2009, McCarthy has overseen some of the agency's most significant air pollution regulations, including mercury and air toxics
standards for power plants and a proposed rule to establish greenhouse gas emissions limits for new power plants.
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Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Curt Spalding announced the first nationwide standards for mercury and air toxics
pollution from power plants, which would reduce mercury pollution from power plants by 91 percent.
In a discussion with a public interest group attorney involved in the air toxics
litigation, the attorney cited the group's scarce resources as a decisive factor in the group's decision to select only a handful of rules to appeal in court and emphasized that the small number of appealed rules most certainly should not be read to suggest the group's satisfaction with the remaining eighty-three emission standards.