SCOTUS hears arguments on new clean air standards

Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments on new standards that for the first time would establish nationwide limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.

Supporters say the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards would save countless lives and prevent billions of dollars in health impacts. Critics argue the new standards are overstated and the costs understated. Graham McCahan, staff attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund, falls in the former category.

Check out more of what he had to say here.


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