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The Link Between SCOTUS’ EPA Mercury Ruling and Baltimore’s Air Quality

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Supreme Court ruled that EPA's didn't take cost to power plants early enough when deciding to limit mercury emissions.
Supreme Court ruled that EPA didn’t take cost to power plants when deciding to limit mercury emissions.

Our busy Supreme Court handed down another monumental ruling this week kicking back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first stab at reducing coal-fired electricity mercury pollution.

This SCOTUS ruling may seem wonky, even a little boring, but setting ‘acceptable’ levels of pollution (isn’t that an oxymoron?) is critical for health, and also for our climate. It’s also interesting to understand how big federal emissions regulations play out locally in Charm City’s own coal-fired power plants, and the air you and your family breathe.

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