Updated 4 p.m.
A federal appeals court has vacated an EPA rule that would have limited the amount of power plant pollution that drifts across state lines. The impact of the ruling by the three-judge panel will be felt in Missouri.
The EPA passed the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule last summer.
Updated at 6:30 p.m. to add information on mercury pollution.
A new report released today puts both Missouri and Illinois among the top 20 states with the most toxic air pollution from power plants.
The Natural Resources Defense Council report ranked Missouri 15th and Illinois 16th nationwide, based on 2010 data from the Environmental Protection Agency, the most recent data available.
EPA, Kellwood reach settlement over contamination
St. Louis-based Kellwood Company has agreed to a plan to clean up the site of former metal fabrication plant in Franklin County.
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