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Weekly News Roundup – October 7, 2011

10/7/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC Today October 7 – It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald …

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 …

via Sierra Club

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 …

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Taking Your Support for Clean Air to Boston

7/14/2011 // By Carol Oldham

Who cares about clean air? As it turns out, lots and lots of people. If you didn’t (yet) write to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for strong air pollution limits, you probably are related to someone who did, or you …

Scott Bauer

Bad Riders On the Storm

4/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, bad water riders in the house-passed Continuing Resolution, or H.R.1, …

Everyone Wants Clean Air, Especially Latinos

4/4/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

It’s no mystery that clean air is good for all – who honestly wants more mercury, smog, arsenic, and other nasty toxics and metals invading their communities and wreaking havoc on their health? Is there such a thing as too much clean …

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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 …

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

3/7/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (www.newpartners.org) held in Charlotte in February was a testament to the importance and urgency of placing equity and inclusion at the center of the movement to create sustainable communities. This was …

Stormwater Pollution: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

2/24/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

As a new volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, I am just as amazed and curious as the everyday visitor and always full of questions. Walking into my shift this week was no exception, and I couldn’t help but notice how …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

NEW REPORT – Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks – Highlights Great Lakes Pipeline Concerns

2/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

If you thought last summer’s oil spill madness was bad, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg – especially here in the Great Lakes. According to a report that was released today by the National Resource Defense Council, …

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