04/27/2020 - Joseph Goffman

Guess what: It’s no longer ‘appropriate or necessary’ to regulate mercury emissions from power plants

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Joe Goffman, a former EPA administrator, agrees.

“The EPA reached the position that it is not ‘appropriate and necessary’ to regulate power plant mercury emissions by cooking up an illegal reading of the Clean Air Act, willfully misreading a Supreme Court case, and deciding that it is suddenly free to dismiss the benefits of the full measure of pollution reduced by regulation in performing cost-benefit analysis,” Goffman said in a statement. “The immediate effect of this action will likely be coal industry litigation aimed at removing existing control requirements for mercury and air toxic emissions.”

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