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Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2011

5/27/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Obama Takes Two Big Steps Towards Making Nation’s Vehicles Cleaner May 27, 2011 – On Wednesday, the …

Ed Perry speaks on behalf of fishermen concerned about mercury contamination

Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

5/26/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted by coal fired power plants on Tuesday. The hearing, held in …

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Climate Capsule: Experts, Advocates & Moms Speak Out

5/25/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wildlife, Public Health Advocates Call for Tough Limits on Toxic Air Pollutants Quote: Joe Mendelson, NWF Policy Director, Climate & Energy Program Economic Story of the Week: GM Jumpstarts First Electric Motors Plant …

EPA’s Lisa Jackson Talks Mercury Limits on the Daily Show

5/23/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

EPA’s Lisa Jackson discussed the proposed mercury and air toxic standards with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. “Environmentalism is not a spectator sport. You actually have to stand up and demand that we be vigilant in protecting our air …

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

5/23/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: “Your Mama Would Be Proud” While for most Mother’s Day meant paying homage to our mothers and grandmothers, for the NWF activists in Montana & Michigan it meant participating in a stroller brigade for stronger clean air protections …

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Protecting Our Great Lakes from Mercury

5/16/2011 // By Danielle Korpalski

It is great to see anglers speaking out about the impacts of mercury pollution on fishing, tourism, business, and health.  Take a look at this opinion editorial written by an avid Michigan angler.  It’s no wonder why sportsmen and women, …

Stroller Brigade in Missoula, Montana. (Photo from http://missoulamom.com)

Parents “Push” for Clean Air in Stroller Brigades

5/13/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

  In honor of Mother’s Day, parents gathered around the country in stroller brigades, callling on their elected officials to protect the Clean Air Act for their children’s health and future. Parents pushed their children in strollers in Missoula, Montana from …

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Moms and Kids Counting on EPA for Cleaner Air

5/4/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wake of the American Lung Association’s report that 155 million American people live in polluted areas, we can help give young moms, future moms, babies and youngsters cleaner air and good health by supporting the U. S. Environmental …

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Adventures with Mercury Manchin and His Sidekick Electric Portman

5/2/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

The polluter parade of attacks on the Clean Air Act just keeps marching in Washington, DC.  This week, it is expected that Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) will introduce a new omnibus air polluter bill.  The legislation is designed to delay …

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Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

4/11/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning power plants into our lakes, rivers, and habitats, threatening our …

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