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Sunday, January 08, 2006
Blagojevich's plan to cut mercury pollution
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting fierce opposition from power-industry lawyers to Illinois' Governor Blagojevich's proposal to force coal power-plant operators to slash mercury emissions by 90 percent by June 30, 2009. The governor's plan goes well beyond the Bush plan, which calls for a 70 percent reduction by 2018. The fight is on.