Bloomberg, 90 other mayors support EPA Mercury Rule

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New York City, June 12, 2012 — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 90 of his fellow mayors signed a letter of support for the EPA's recently issued Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants (MATS).

The letter comes on the eve of efforts by some members of Congress to block the EPA from issuing the new rules.

The letter reflects the support of mayors from across the U.S. representing about 33 million citizens. This includes mayors from the seven largest U.S. cities, from coal mining states like Kentucky, Tennessee and Montana, and coal-dependent states like Georgia, Indiana and Ohio.

"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," according to Bloomberg's statement.

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