Rousing Applause For The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

BY ON January 11, 2012

Young Asian boy and African American girl

We’d like to thank all our moms (and dads, and others) who worked to support the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards recently announced by EPA. And we want to make sure you know that you’re not alone!

In the past month, editorials and op-eds have been popping up all over the country shouting their support for the new standards. Take a look at our list below to see what some of America’s most influential newspapers are saying.

Is your hometown paper listed here? If it is, please leave a comment on their website to show that you support the new standards too. If it’s not, and we missed their endorsement of cleaner and healthier air, please let us know so we can add them to our list.

And if your hometown hasn’t weighed in, please send them a letter about why the new law is important to you.


Denver Post

Long time coming for mercury rules



In Danbury, people have been living with mercury pollution for decades


Baltimore Sun

Our view: New federal rules to reduce mercury and other toxic chemicals emitted by aging power plants are certain to save lives and protect the health of children


Sun Journal

New EPA rules mean fresher air, fairer utility rates

North Carolina

Charlotte Observer

New pollution rules tardy and necessary Mercury regulations costly, but will save lives, protect health

New Jersey

The Record

A good wind


N.J. to benefit from new EPA regulations for coal-fired power plants

New York


Mercury rule will help clear air

The New York Times

Toward Healthier Air


York Daily Record

Protect the unborn from mercury


Region’s air quality hinges on EPA limits on mercury, sulfur dixoide

Centre Daily Times

Join moral leaders and put faith in clean air

The Times-Tribune

Cleaner air for Christmas


The Virginian-Pilot

Long-awaited pollution controls


Journal Sentinel

Court takes prudent step in its ruling on emissions


TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Ohio, Pollution