April 29, 2006

Mercury Rising

Today's Chicago Tribune has an excellent piece by Michael Hawthorne that shows that mercury emissions from Illinois coal plants continue to increase.

Most industries have cleaned up their act at least somewhat since the passage of the Clean Air Act, some dramatically. This latest trend shows that the coal power industry won't until Illinois' cleanup proposal is finalized.

Pollution Control Board hearings on the cleanup plan begin May 8th in Chicago.

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