Toxic Air Report

The American Lung Association’s report Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants documents the range of hazardous air pollutants emitted from coal-burning power plants and the urgent need to clean them up to protect public health. The report details the dangerous mix of toxic air pollutants that flow from the stacks of uncontrolled coal burning power plants and the health harm associated with these pollutants. The report also discusses the technologies that are available for dramatically cutting these emissions—technologies that are commercially available and proven to work. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new standard, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard, to cleanup this toxic pollution. The Lung Association is working to make sure that the some members of Congress and polluters don’t block the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard.