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  • 21 Health and Medical Groups Speak Out Against EPA Finalizing a Rule that Could Undermine the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

    April 20, 2020 - News & Blog
    On April 16, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that significantly weakens the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards – federal regulations that governs mercury and other air pollution produced by power plants. The MATS standards are an important step toward reducing mercury emissions, which have a disproportionate impact on fetal development and health. Even small amounts of mercury exposure can have significant health impacts on the lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. Fetal exposure to mercury can lead to brain damage and hearing/vision issues. NWA joined the American Lung Association and other major health groups in opposing this change and calling for appropriate regulation of power plant emissions.