Southern Environmental Law Center supports N.C. Senate vote to uphold limits on toxic air pollution

From the Southern Environmental Law Center:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—“We welcome Senator Hagan’s support today of long overdue limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants. Today’s Senate vote to uphold the limits on toxic air pollution is good news for American families and infants who are particularly vulnerable to serious harm from mercury.

“By voting to allow toxic air pollution, Senator Burr didn’t support North Carolina’s families and failed to acknowledge North Carolina’s investments in clean air that enable us to meet this new standard at little additional cost.”

About Southern Environmental Law Center
The Southern Environmental Law Center is the only regional nonprofit using the power of the law to protect the health and environment of the Southeast (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama). Founded in 1986, SELC’s team of more than 40 legal experts represent over 100 partner groups on issues of climate change and energy, air and water quality, forests, the coast and wetlands, transportation, and land use.


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