States petition for mercury reduction

Vermont is one of seven states petitioning the federal Environmental Protection Agency to take stronger steps to reduce mercury pollution from power plants outside the region.

Vt. pursues unique legal strategy to reduce mercury levels

Vermont has joined other New England states and New York in asking the federal government to cut mercury pollution coming from Midwest coal plants. The states are pursuing a unique legal strategy. They hope to use a provision of the Clean Water Act to reduce mercury levels in the region’s fish.