Points of the Clear Skies Act of 2003
Cut sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions
by 73 percent, from year 2000 emissions of 11 million tons to a cap of 4.5 million
tons in 2010 and to a cap of 3 million tons in 2018.
Cut emissions of nitrogen oxides
(NOx) by 67 percent, from year 2000 emissions of 5 million tons to a cap
of 2.1 million tons in 2008 and to a cap of 1.7 million tons in 2018.
Cut mercury emissions by 69 percent - the first-ever
national cap on mercury emissions. Emissions would be cut from 1999 emissions
of 48 tons to a cap of 26 tons in 2010 and to a cap of 15 tons in 2018.
taken directly from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Clear Skies: Basic Information