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EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized its proposal to loosen rules on oil- and coal-fired power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants in its latest rollback of public health protections during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed change to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) does not …

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DDT’s toxic legacy could span three generations

DDT’s toxic legacy could span three generations

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon More than 50 years ago, scientists at the Kaiser hospital in Oakland started a simple experiment: When a pregnant woman would come in for routine maternal care, they were asked to give a sample of blood, to …

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As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

Any day now, New York State will be coal-free. Its last coal-fired power station, at Somerset on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, will shut for good as the winter ends. Remember when Donald Trump promised to bring back coal? Well, three years on, coal’s decline is accelerating — in …

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