Mercury Emissions Bill Comes Under Fire

Law360 (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Scientists, lawmakers and policy experts expressed sharp disagreements on Tuesday over whether current technologies were capable of reducing mercury emissions from power plants by 90%, as a U.S. Senate bill has called for.

At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Lisa P. Jackson, the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, said that 90% reductions were achievable and that they would, in fact, soon be attained in her state.

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