A Mom’s day gift from Sierra Club

US environmental group Sierra Club is giving mothers across the country a mercury-free bag of lawsuits against coal-powered plants.

Sierra Club is asking the 30 coal plant developers across the US to go back to the drawing board and develop new plans to control mercury and other toxic pollution before the plants may be built or else face a lawsuit from the group.

“There are affordable technologies widely available today that can substantially reduce mercury and other toxic pollution,” said Pat Gallagher, Director of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program.

The group says coal-fired power plants are the largest single man-made source of mercury pollution in the United States.

Last I heard from the Department of Energy that current technologies available to cut mercury emissions from coal power plants are costly. I wonder where Sierra Club got its information on affordable mercury-reducing technologies?

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