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How EPA is changing public health benefits around mercury

Clip: 12/28/2018 | 7m 17s

The Trump administration is partially rolling back an Obama-era rule on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, saying the health benefits of restricting mercury, which causes birth defects, brain damage and learning disabilities, are outweighed by the regulation's cost. The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin joins William Brangham to discuss the EPA's calculation and industry reaction.

Aired: 12/28/18

Rating: NR

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