mercury emissions

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Weak Bush-era Mercury Rule

Article: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Weak Bush-era Mercury Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to consider a Bush-era rule that would have allowed a cap-and-trade approach to mercury, a toxic heavy metal emitted by power plants that burn coal and oil. Power plants are the largest source of mercury in the nation. The Supreme Court’s decision…

Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

Article: Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

CHICAGO, Illinois, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases…

Mercury Poisoning Found in Northeast Loons

Article: Mercury Poisoning Found in Northeast Loons

NEW YORK, New York, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – The call of the loon has sounded over the waters of northeast lakes for centuries. Now those lakes are polluted with so much mercury that the loons are being poisoned, new research shows. A long-term study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the BioDiversity Research Institute, and…

Appeals Court Rejects EPA Mercury Cap-and-Trade Rule

Article: Appeals Court Rejects EPA Mercury Cap-and-Trade Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, February 8, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental and public health groups as well as 14 states, one city, and native tribes declared victory as a federal appeals court today vacated two rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that failed to set strict limits on mercury emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court…