Clinic’s Jacobs, Goho Co-Author Commentary on Health Benefits of Mercury Regulation

Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs and Staff Attorney Shaun Goho recently co-authored a perspective commentary with faculty from several universities and departments, including Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, on how the benefits associated with mercury emissions reductions outweigh the costs to industry. The commentary draws three conclusions: 1) the societal benefits of implementing Mercury Air Toxics Standards are much larger than estimated; 2) the unquantified benefits to human health and wildlife are substantial; and 3) the EPA underestimated the benefits of mercury reduction from coal-fired power plants.

Click here for the news article from Harvard SEAS on the commentary.

Click here to view the commentary from the Clinic’s Publications page.

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