Mercury Policy News

Supreme Court Decision Blocks EPA Rules on Mercury Emissions

A recent US Supreme Court decision has blocked implementation of federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)rules that would have required power plants to clean up mercury emissions. See PRI story describing the ruling and possible next steps.

New Minimata Convention for Mercury

The Minimata Convention for Mercury is a Global Treaty that reduces mercury emissions and releases and was formally adopted as international law on October 10, 2013.

C-MERC Applauds Bill to Track Mercury Pollution

Dartmouth's C-MERC applauds the introduction of the “Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act,” bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Thomas Carper (D-DE) on September 19, 2013. As detailed in the following Dartmouth Press Release, this legislation would create a new comprehensive mercury monitoring program across the U.S. with sites that would measure mercury levels in air, water, and living organisms. The introduction of this bill is especially timely given that the global treaty on mercury, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, is scheduled to be adopted and opened for signature in October.