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Machin, Republicans Fight Mercury Emission Rule

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Machin, Republicans Fight Mercury Emission Rule

From WVNSTV and The State Journal:

The Competitive Enterprise Institute released a report called "All Pain and No Gain" earlier this month stating that the Utility MACT rule would impose large cost burdens with negligible health benefits.

"The Utility MACT Rule will also effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants, by establishing compliance criteria that may be impossible to monitor (in the case of mercury) or to meet (in the case of hydrogen chloride)," the report concluded. "In this fashion, it will erect a regulatory barrier between America and our most abundant electricity fuel."

CEI is a non-profit organization that focuses fighting government regulation. The group is an outspoken skeptic of climate change as a result of human causes.