Bishops say EPA plan to roll back pollution rule would harm the unborn

March 25, 2019
By Dennis Sadowski
Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter

Washington — Unborn children would face greater health risks if the Environmental Protection Agency moves to rescind a rule regulating hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants, said the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees.

The bishops argued in a March 22 statement that the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, are needed to protect pregnant women as well.