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New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

12/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

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. Twenty plus years in the making, the new pollution limits …

Less than 4 miles from a coal-fired power plant, my kids enjoyed this beach only once the past 2 years.

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My family would love to spend more time at this great …

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Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

12/12/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

With the holidays right around the corner, House Republican leaders are scrambling to fulfill the last-minute wish lists of their good friends, big polluters. Knowing that Congress must pass the federal spending bills before year’s end in order to continue …


We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

12/6/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants to our natural resources, economy and way of life. Bob …

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Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

12/3/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons he tested and since then has studied over 5,000 of …

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

11/4/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

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 power plants contribute to global warming, kill millions of fish …

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

UPDATED Clean Air Under Attack (Again) this Week In Congress

9/21/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Update: On September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act, by a vote of 249-216. It must still pass the U.S. Senate before it reaches President Obama, who is likely to veto the bill immediately. Thank you to …

U.S. House to Push Pro-Polluter Agenda in Fall

9/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The U.S. House of Representatives will return to Washington after their summer vacation Labor Day weekend intent on dirtying the air and impairing the health of millions of Americans, just as youngsters wait for school buses and romp at recess …

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Mercury Pollution Safeguards Proposal Draws Blockbuster Public Support

8/3/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

800,000 comments support the EPA in their efforts to curb dangerous mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Smashing records from previous public comment periods, over 800,000 Americans, with tens-of-thousands of those being National Wildlife Federation members, sent a crystal clear …

NWF activists support Rep. Lois Capps and Rep. Jan Schakowsky as they work to limit mercury pollution

Capps Amendment Protects People and Wildlife from Harmful Mercury Pollution

7/29/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A press conference was held on Capitol Hill today in support of an amendment to the House Environment and Interior Appropriations bill that would protect people and wildlife by striking a rider in the bill that delays the Environmental Protection Agency’s  ability to …