EPA finalizes rules for cross-state air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency issued final regulations Thursday aimed at slashing toxic power plant air pollution that crosses state lines and potentially puts thousands of lives at risk.

The regulations put new limits on sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from power plant smokestacks in 27 eastern states. The power plant emissions, EPA says, travel across state lines, threatening the health of thousands of people.

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