Hal Quinn, president of the National Mining Association, praised the new rule, calling the MATS "prior government overreach" and "perhaps the largest regulatory accounting fraud perpetrated on American consumers". Mercury harms the developing nervous systems of children and causes other severe health damage.
USA coal-fired power generation has fallen more than 40 percent since a peak in 2007, while natural gas-fired generation soared by about the same amount, according to the Energy Information Administration. They noted that billions of dollars in investments for anti-pollution equipment have already been made, and costs are being recovered from electricity customers through regulated pricing.
Under the Obama administration, The Washington Post reports, the EPA calculated that limiting mercury would create $6 million in health benefits annually, a number much lower than the $9.6 billion it's estimated to cost companies to comply to the regulations each year.
In a draft of its proposed rule (PDF), Trump's EPA said that the Obama-era EPA had erred by quantifying the co-benefits of reducing other, non-mercury pollutants in its analysis.
"Reworking the mercury rule, which the E.P.A. considers the priciest clean air regulation ever put forth in terms of annual cost to industry, would represent a victory for the coal industry, and in particular for Robert E. Murray, an important former client of Mr. Wheeler's from his days as a lobbyist".
He and other opponents of the move said the Trump administration was playing with numbers, ignoring what Carper said were clear health, environmental and economic benefits to come up with a bottom line that suited the administration's deregulatory aims.
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The epicenter was located 70 kilometers South of the capital of the Indonesian province of West Papua, Manokwari. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said separately that the quake triggered panic among residents.
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Among the crimes Cohen pleaded guilty to was lying to Congress about the status of a Trump real estate project in Moscow. Davis said in a statement after Cohen's sentencing, "At the appropriate time, after Mr.
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Claus outfit. "His five-month old he will never hear talk, he will never see his son walk. because a coward took his life". Trump's tweet comes during a partial government shutdown over an impasse on funding his wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.
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Also, let the company or person that was impersonated know about the phishing scheme. Listing only an worldwide phone number for a USA -based company is also suspicious.