Oklahoma Senator To Stop EPA’s Mercury Rule

BY ON May 21, 2012

Powerplant smokestack emitting mercury pollution

This is from an article that was written by Lisa Sharp for Green Oklahoma:

Sen. James Inhofe (R. Okla.) announced on a webcast hosted by the conservative group, FreedomWorks, earlier this week that he plans to kill the EPA’s new mercury emissions rule for power plants. The resolution, S.J. Res. 37, can be brought to the Senate floor by Sen.Inhofe at any point.

The rule that Sen. Inhofe wants to kill is estimated to save 11,000 lives, prevent 130,000 asthma attacks and avoid 4,700 heart attacks. It would also have economic benefits of up to $90 billion per year. But Sen. Inhofe believes the plan is to kill coal which he says “runs this machine called America.”READ FULL POST HERE

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TOPICS: Asthma, Coal, Economics, Mercury Poisoning