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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)

The Mercury & Air Toxics Standards:

Cleaner Power Plants

Power plants are biggest source of mercury

Power plants are currently the dominant emitters of mercury, acid gases and many toxic metals in the U.S. Read more

Existing technology can remove toxics

Controls to meet limits are widely available. Learn more

Plants have time to meet the standards

It is several years before plants need to comply. Learn more

Improving Air Quality

Rule will improve public health

Benefits total $37 billion to $90 billion each year. Read more

MATS reduces toxic pollution

Toxics from fossil fuel-fired power plants cause serious health impacts. Learn more

Power plant pollution and health effects

Methylmercury exposure is a particular concern for women of childbearing age, unborn babies, and young children. Read more

Safer Environment

Healthier lakes, streams and fish

Power plant emissions damage our environment and pollute our nation's lakes and streams. Read more

Less mercury contamination

Mercury contamination affects populations of numerous fish species, waterfowl and mammals that eat fish. Learn more

Improved visibility

Pollution from power plants degrades visibility where we live, work and travel. Read more

Benefits by State...

Move your mouse over the map to see state-by-state benefits for MATS.

Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Washington, DC Delaware Florida Georgia Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts Maryland Maine Michigan Minnesota Missouri Mississippi Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico Nevada New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Vermont Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming

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