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State moves to cut mercury emissions

Nation in Brief / PENNSYLVANIA

November 17, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A state regulatory board approved Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to make deeper cuts in mercury emissions from Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants, despite opposition from the plants and mining companies. If the rule becomes final, Pennsylvania will be the first major coal-producing state to require a tougher-than-federal limit on mercury emissions from power plants.

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