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NEWS UPDATE December 22, 2011

E.P.A. Issues Limits on Mercury Emissions

JOHN M. BRODER  •  New York Times  •  Posted December 22, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Wednesday sharply limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from the nation’s coal- and oil-burningpower plants.
The new rule, unless blocked by Congress or the courts, will be the first time the federal government has enforced limits on mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other poisonous and carcinogenic chemicals emitted by the burning of fossil fuels. [ read more … ]

USDA approves first drought-tolerant corn

Paul Voosen  •  E&E  •  Posted December 22, 2011

The Agriculture Department will allow the unlimited sale of a biotech corn designed to resist drought conditions, the agency announced this afternoon. Developed by the seed giant Monsanto Co., the corn is the first commercial biotech crop designed to resist environmental stress. [ read more … ]

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