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Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

3/16/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants have long been connected to extreme health problems such as brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. As many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age […] Read more >

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New EPA Action on Mercury is a Game Changer

3/16/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Today,  the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on the mercury, arsenic, dioxin, and other toxic air pollutants spewing from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. (See EPA’s press release and rule here). The release of these hazardous pollutants into […] Read more >

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Who Wants Clean Water, Anyway?

2/14/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” Pollution isn’t a […] Read more >

Mining Around a “Grand” American Treasure

10/29/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

The development of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon has been a tug of war between mining companies, local residents and government agencies. While visitors to the Grand Canyon area see impressive vistas, rock formations and wildlife populations, some of […] Read more >