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Senators, states call on E-P-A to toughen mercury pollution proposal
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Washington-AP -- Some senators and states are calling for federal regulators to start over again, when it comes to reducing how much mercury is spewed by power plants.

Ten states and nearly half the Senate say the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to reduce the emissions isn't strong enough.

The plan envisions a 70 percent cut in emissions from coal-burning power plants by 2018.

Some 45 senators said in a letter to E-P-A chief Mike Leavitt that the proposals don't protect the health of the nation's children and the environment. They want Leavitt to scrap the plan altogether and take new action.

Attorneys general from ten states says the proposals don't meet even the minimum standards of the federal Clean Air Act.

Leavitt has promised to re-examine the current plan, which was proposed after the Bush administration scrapped the Clinton administration plan to cut emissions by 90 percent by 2008.

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