The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants.
9: Number of coal plants in Colorado that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
59%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Colorado since 2011.
$1.1 billion: Amount of health benefits to Coloradans each year due to mercury standards.
18: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Colorado due to mercury contamination.