U.S. Senate voting on the EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Rule.
On Monday, June 18, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Senator James Inhofe's (R-Okla) Resolution (S J Res 37), which would invalidate the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule. Last December, the EPA finalized the Rule, which imposes specific limits on emissions of mercury from power plants.
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice strongly opposes any legislation that would delay or weaken this Rule.
Whats is the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule?
- imposes specific limits on emissions of mercury from power plants;
- save thousands of lives and improve health by requiring power plants that contribute to air pollution to use proven pollution control technologies, creating thousands of new jobs;
- prevent up to 410 premature deaths in Michigan, creating up to $3.4 billion in health benefits in 2016;
- EPA received over 900,000 public comments which helped inform the final standard;
- Until now, there were no national limits on emissions of mercury and toerh air toxins from power plants.
Please use your voice to urge our Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin to support the current EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Rule.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (DC Office) 202-224-4822 (leave a message with the receptionist or ask to speak with Matthew Vankuiken)
Local Office: (313) 961-4330
Senator Carl Levin (DC Office) 202-224-6221
(leave a message with receptionist or ask to speak to Alice Yates)
Local Office: (313) 226-6020
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kimberly Hill at the office at (313) 833-3935 x41.