Mercury:

NRDC's Walke discusses impact of court decision rejecting EPA emissions regulation

Last month, a federal appeals court rejected the Bush administration's Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) for regulating mercury emissions. How will this ruling impact utilities that have proposals for new coal-fired power plants in the works? Which states will be most affected? Should existing projects and proposals have to meet the more stringent standards called for in the ruling? During today's OnPoint, John Walke, clean air director and senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, explains why he believes all pending projects should be required to meet new, more stringent, mercury emissions standards.