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Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards …

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

Coal exports threaten the health of people and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Speak up now to protect Orcas and other endangered species.

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

2011 Review: House of Representatives, Polluter Lobbying, and More Air Pollution

Today, the House of Representatives returns with a 13% approval rating to start the 2012 legislative session. Before the gavel lands and the bills start flying, it is worth looking …

Top 11 Coal Plant Polluters for 2011

Polluters have been denying their effect on climate change for too long. One of the reasons that power plants have been able to get away with the amount of greenhouse …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air pollution standards that will result in the first-ever national limits on the amount of mercuryspewing from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. …

Trash the Great Lakes? GOP Has an App for That

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently did the Great Lakes a huge disservice. The GOP-led House passed a Coast Guard authorization bill that contained two bad amendments: Weak …

Coal Ash Spill in Lake Michigan Another Blow to Industry’s “Clean Coal” Propaganda

A massive coal ash spill in Lake Michigan on Halloween was further proof that coal-fired power plants are anything but clean, as the industry claims. It’s bad enough that coal-fired …

Kissing Cousins vs. Coal: Mining Industry Lawyers Clarify Comments on Inbreeding and Birth Defects in West Virginia

Folks living near mountaintop removal mining operations may be at greater risk for birth defects according to a new study by West Virginia University (WVU) researchers. According to co-author Michael …

Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the …

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