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Rollback of standards threatens Lake Erie fish

Op-ed by Molly Hammersmith, PSR climate ambassador and student PSR member, The Toledo Blade

On Dec. 27, 2018, the Trump Administration announced their egregious attempt to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) by weakening the mechanism through which they can be enforced. MATS reduces air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants, specifically targeting pollutants such as mercury, heavy metals, and other toxic air pollutants that pose a severe risk to human health.

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