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New EPA Chief Under Fire for Mercury Emissions Rule

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New EPA Chief Under Fire for Mercury Emissions Rule

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New EPA Chief Under Fire for Mercury Emissions Rule

New EPA Chief Under Fire for Mercury Emissions Rule

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New EPA head Mike Leavitt faces an environmental uproar over a proposed pollution regulation that would allow power plants to buy and sell the right to emit mercury, a potent neurotoxin, as long as national emission levels fall every year. NPR's John Nielsen reports.