Credit where it’s due on mercury ruling

David Roberts of Grist does a nice job of summing up the importance of the new EPA rule regarding the emission of mercury and other toxins from coal- and oil-fired power plants:

… This one is a Big Deal. It’s worth lifting our heads out of the news cycle and taking a moment to appreciate that history is being made. Finally controlling mercury and toxics will be an advance on par with getting lead out of gasoline. It will save save tens of thousands of lives every year and prevent birth defects, learning disabilities, and respiratory diseases. It will make America a more decent, just, and humane place to live.

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  1. This is the Christmas miracle I was waiting for this year! I am praying for next year’s miracle now: the world will completely outlaw nuclear power and get started on the LONG process of safely shutting down all reactors everywhere (a girl’s gotta dream BIG!)

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