Who Is Protecting The New Mercury Rules?

family with dog standing in front of polluting smokestacks

Public support for mercury standards from power plants is broad and deep. From public health organizations such as the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, and American Public Health Association, to mayors [PDF], scientists [PDF], and moms, Americans have voiced their support this rule. The League of United Latin American Citizens, NAACP, the Small Business Majority, and Consumers Union have all spoken in support of standards to limit exposure to mercury and other toxic pollution from power plants.

Many states have already established mercury controls for power plants, and have joined in defending the rule.

In addition, numerous companies have long prepared for this rule and some have stepped up to defend the rule in the courts:

“Many companies, including ours, have already invested in modern air-pollution control technologies and cleaner and more efficient power plants.”

  • Peter Darbee, chairman,president and CEO, PG&E Corp.
  • Jack Fusco,president and CEO, Calpine Corp.
  • Lewis Hay, chairman and CEO, NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.
  • Thomas King, president, National Grid USA,
  • John Rowe, chairman and CEO, Exelon Corp.
  • Mayo Shattuck, chairman, president and CEO, Constellation Energy Group
  • Larry Weis, general manager, Austin Energy

We applaud their wise investments in clean air and efficiency; and we thank them for defending the mercury rules in the courts.

child drawing of polluting power plant CLEAN AIR CHAMPIONS: POWER COMPANIES THAT ARE DEFENDING THE MERCURY AND AIR TOXICS STANDARDS IN THE COURTS

 

Note: Moms Clean Air Force is a special project of the Environmental Defense Fund, which is one of the many organizations that have stepped up to defend the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard in the courts.

Click Here to View a Timeline: The Long Journey of the Mercury Rule

Thank you to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Pam Campos for her input on this resource.

TOPICS: MCAF News, Mercury Poisoning

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