Today: "EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants to Be Unveiled at Hospital"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release standards to combat air-toxics emissions from power plants during an event tomorrow at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington."

"EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and public health officials will attend the 2 p.m. Washington time announcement, according to an e-mail today from the agency.

The regulation, the most expensive order being considered by President Barack Obama’s administration, was formally signed by the agency Dec. 16, according to spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara. American Electric Power Co. (AEP), Southern Co. (SO) and other power producers reliant upon coal have urged the EPA to give companies an additional year to comply with the new rules."

Mark Drajem reports for Bloomberg December 20, 2011.


EPA Press Advisory

"EPA To Unveil Air Pollution Limits That Republicans Say Are Threat To Power Grid" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

Source: Bloomberg, 12/21/2011