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.
10: Number of coal plants in West Virginia that have reduced mercury and air toxics pollution as a result of mercury standards.
75%: Amount that mercury pollution has decreased in West Virginia since 2011.
$790 million: Amount of health benefits to West Virginians each year due to mercury standards.
0: Bodies of water WITHOUT fish advisories across West Virginia due to mercury and PCB contamination.