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Entry Title Date
Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act April 27, 2016
Ted Yoho, R-FL
"We went to a coal-fired power plant in our district, and they were saying in the old days a typical coal-fired power plant would put out approximately 50 pounds of mercury a year. Today it is less than 2 pounds. That is a significant difference from 50 to 2. That is a 48-pound reduction in mercury going into the atmosphere. "
Satisfying Energy Needs And Saving The Environment Act March 15, 2016
Ami Bera, D-CA
"Coal refuse plants not only increase the amount of pollution in our air, they also use a power source which is less efficient than normal coal and contains higher levels of mercury. Exposure to sulfur dioxide and other pollutants such as mercury have been known to increase risks of cardiovascular disease and respiratory illnesses, including aggravated asthma, bronchitis, and heart attacks."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4557, Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act Of 2016, And Providing For Proceedings During The Period From March 4, 2016, Through March 11, 2016 March 3, 2016
Bradley Byrne, R-AL
"In that rule, the EPA set stringent standards for brick industry emissions of mercury and nonmercury pollutants as well as health-based standards for acid gases."
All Economic Regulations Are Transparent Act Of 2014 February 26, 2014
Spencer Bachus, R-AL
"When we asked why, they said it is because of mercury and arsenic in the air. And we had a map, and it showed no mercury or arsenic around any of our cement plants, and we said, well, where is this mercury and arsenic coming from? China and Mexico."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions September 19, 2013
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Mr. President, today along with Senator Carper, I am introducing the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act. This bill would ensure that we have accurate information about the extent of mercury pollution in our Nation."

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