EPA targets mercury from coal

07/25/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Even though federal lawmakers will not likely debate an energy bill this year, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with an initiative to limit mercury emissions from coal. The move could mean that utilities would need to invest millions on technologies to remove the mercury emitted at their coal-fired plants. This could push some plants to close. "Those investments are just not going to be justifiable," said Dan Bakal, electric power program director at Ceres.

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