The good news is that over half of our coal-fired plants are already deploying pollution control technologies, enabling them to meet these new standards. The bad news is that 44% of them don’t have or use the equipment to reduce mercury and other forms of pollution from their operations. And because power plants are responsible for half of the mercury and more than half of acid gas emissions in the US, that makes them the largest remaining source of several toxic air pollutants here.
Just as we need the power of moms speaking out, we also need dads to help us to protect the quality of air for our kids. Because we’re stronger together.