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EPA to issue new rule on mercury emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a rule today aimed at reducing mercury emissions from power plants, The Washington Post reports.

The rule is likely to be controversial because it sets an industry-wide limit on mercury emissions. Rather than forcing each individual power plant to reduce pollution, the industry as a whole would have to abide by a national standard.

The EPA has been criticized for this approach by its inspector general and the General Accountability Office. Senior political officials manipulated the rule-making process to favor the industry, according to government reports.

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