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WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after the Senate vote on the Utility MACT resolution on mercury and air toxics standards:

“It is critical to continue to grow this economy and ease regulatory burdens whenever possible; it is also important that we do not do so at the expense of the health and safety of our children. Pennsylvanians know better than most the importance of balancing the economic benefits of coal with the safety of our communities. I voted against this resolution after talking to my constituents and after careful consideration in the best interest of the Commonwealth. I will continue to work to ensure that we strike an appropriate balance and that implementation of the rule protects the interests of Pennsylvania companies as well as its communities.”

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