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Filed Public Comments Opposing Reversal of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

CATF, with other environmental, public health, and civil rights organizations, submitted comments on an EPA proposal regarding the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”). Led by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler and former industry lawyer Bill Wehrum, EPA had proposed reversing a 20-year old finding that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutants (also referred to as air toxics), including mercury, toxic metals (including carcinogens), acid gases, and organic compounds that are emitted by the nation’s large coal- and oil-fired power plants.