Mercury Pollution in Minnesota
Mercury standards under attack: 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. Moms want to know:
Why is Trump’s EPA trying to make it easier to add mercury to our air?
9: Number of coal plants in Minnesota that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
84%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in Minnesota since 2011.
$1.2 billion: Amount of health benefits to Minnesotans each year due to mercury standards.
Over 1500: Bodies of water with fish advisories across Minnesota due to mercury contamination.