Wis. Clamps Down On Mercury Emissions

Law360, New York (October 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With its state Legislature unwilling to challenge proposed rules for heightened mercury limits, Wisconsin is expected to implement strenuous standards by year’s end that require coal-fired plants to reduce mercury emissions by 90 percent by 2015.

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee protested the new rules, arguing in August that the stiffer regulations will impose exorbitant costs on the power companies and create higher prices for consumers.

But the Legislature’s rules committee, which was charged with lodging a formal objection refrained from doing so, the Milwaukee Journal...
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