Governor pushes mercury reduction

Governor pushes mercury reduction

There are 2 comments on the Topix.net Newswire story from Feb 16, 2006, titled Governor pushes mercury reduction. In it, Topix.net Newswire reports that:

Conceding that Minnesota's efforts to cut mercury pollution have become bogged down, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday he supports legislation in the upcoming session that would force coal-fired power plants to cut mercury emissions by 90 percent, well ahead of federal requirements.

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Nicholls

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2006
Us coal-fired power plants only put out 1% of the mercury pollution in the world. Reducing mercury pollution 90% of just 1% isn't really worth the cost is it? That's only 00.9% of the Worlds Mercury pollution. Why not go after the main producers of the mercury. Most of the mercury pollution in the Us comes from Asia.
Asterisk

United States

#2 Mar 26, 2006
Nicholls wrote:
Us coal-fired power plants only put out 1% of the mercury pollution in the world. Reducing mercury pollution 90% of just 1% isn't really worth the cost is it? That's only 00.9% of the Worlds Mercury pollution. Why not go after the main producers of the mercury. Most of the mercury pollution in the Us comes from Asia.
Do you have a source for your claims?

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