Thursday, June 21, 2012

New England senators reject GOP mercury emissions cuts

A bit of regionalism in action at the U.S. Senate yesterday. Every New England member -- including Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) voted against a measure to nix tighter emissions standards for mercury and other toxic metals from coal-fired power plants. A number of southern and western Democrats voted for it.

More in my story in today's Portland Press Herald.

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