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.
2: Number of coal plants in Maine that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
$170 million: Amount of health benefits to Mainers each year due to mercury standards.
14: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Maine due to mercury contamination.