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Environmentalists fear the Trump administration is gearing up to lift a key regulation on the coal industry

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The Trump administration on Friday said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly.
Those remarks have sparked an outcry from environmentalists who feared the next step would be looser rules favoring the coal industry at the expense of public health.
Under the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, or MATS, enacted under former President Barack Obama, coal-burning power plants were required to install expensive equipment to cut output of mercury.
Those emissions can harm pregnant women and put infants and children...
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