Senate rejects Sen. Jim Inhofe’s effort to kill new rules on air pollution

Sen. Jim Inhofe worked for weeks to round up enough support to kill new rules aimed at coal-fired power plants, but he fell short after a debate over the health impacts of mercury and other air toxics.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: June 20, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 21, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to protect new air pollution rules targeting coal-fired power plants, rejecting an effort by Sen. Jim Inhofe to roll back limits on emissions of mercury and toxic chemicals.

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