Speaker: Lisa P. Jackson
EPA Administrator

Soundbite 1

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Transcript: Today EPA proposed the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards- the first-ever national standards for reducing mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants.
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Soundbite 2

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Transcript: There are currently NO nationwide limits to the amount of these pollutants power plants can release into the air we breathe.
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Soundbite 3

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Transcript: Widespread use of existing American-made technology to control these harmful emissions will prevent an estimated 17,000 premature deaths, 10,000 heart attacks each year.
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Soundbite 4

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Transcript: These standards will also prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma symptoms each year – and avert over 12,000 emergency room visits and hospital admissions and 850,000 fewer days of work missed due to illness.
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Transcript: These new standards will help lower exposure to toxins that make American children vulnerable to neurological damage and other health challenges.
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Soundbite 6

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Transcript: These standards will also support 31,000 short-term construction jobs and 9,000 long-term utility jobs.
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