Adirondack green groups applaud new EPA standards

RAY BROOK- Green groups from the Adirondack Park are pleased with new federal standards that propose to limit mercury and other emissions from power plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new emissions standards last week following a decision by a federal Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought forth by a nationwide coalition of health and environmental groups.

The proposed regulations would limit the emission of mercury, arsenic and other power plant air pollutants, steps that experts say would reverse damage to Adirondack lakes and ponds.

The proposed EPA standards would require power plants to install state-of-the-art pollution control technologies aimed at cutting harmful emissions.

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