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>> The EPA is proposing that it is not appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutant submissions from coal. That's a direct quote from a statement released by the Environmental Protection Agency Friday. The EPA claims costs of regulating mercury emissions at coal fired plants far outweigh the benefits.
Alarming environmentalists across the US who say the move could increase toxic pollution. A rule enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2011 forced coal plants to install expensive equipment to cut the output of mercury. Which can harm pregnant women and children. Weakening those standards would be a major win for the coal industry, which has lobbied to roll back the regulations.
>> Coal country.>> Since taking office President Trump has vowed to repeal over a dozen Obama era environmental protections to maximize domestic fuel production.>> See, I'm gonna put the miners back to work it's just.