A Bush Administration official says the President’s so-called “Clear Skies” proposal could reduce mercury emissions from power plants more than previously thought. The President’s proposal calls for mercury reductions of 26 tons by 2010. These reductions are expected to be met by making corresponding reductions in nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. Randall Kroszner is a member of the President’s Council on Economic Advisers. He told a Senate Clean Air Subcommittee that new data show reduction in nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide could instead cut mercury emissions by 46 tons. Power plants from Ohio and other Midwest states have come under fire from environmental groups that accuse them of dumping tons of pollutants into the air that travel downward to the East Coast.