The following is Mayor Bloomberg’s statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recently issued Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants (MATS).
"Cutting mercury pollution will save countless lives and help millions of Americans avoid the terrible health consequences it produces. That is why today I am proud to join nearly 100 of my fellow mayors from around the country in offering our support for EPA’s new mercury standards. Twenty-two years is too long to wait for this common sense measure."
Click here to read a letter from elected officials expressing strong support for the new standards.