Weekly News Roundup – August 19, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news:

New Report: Standards Deliver “Trucks That Work” For Wildlife, Economy

August 18 – New fuel efficiency standards deliver for owners of pickup trucks used in outdoor and natural resource businesses and recreation, according to Trucks That Work, a new report released today by the National Wildlife Federation.

“The landmark package of fuel efficiency standards announced over the last few weeks bring fuel savings to drivers of all types of vehicles,” said Zoe Lipman, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for transportation solutions. “For those who rely on trucks for work and recreation, these standards bring significant cuts in pollution while delivering impressive performance. That means trucks that work in the outdoors and, increasingly, work for it.”

New Study on Health Impact From Exposure to Submerged Oil Raises More Questions Than Conclusions

August 18 – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, held a community meeting in Marshall, MI to discus clean-up efforts from the Enbridge oil spill in the Michigan-Oil-Spill. At that meeting, agency officials within the Unified Command released their findings from a report Enbridge pipeline release of heavy crude oil: Evaluation of people’s risks from contact with the submerged oil located in the sediment of the Kalamazoo River.

Agencies involved in the release of that report concluded that human health is not at risk when coming in contact with submerged oil remaining in the environment. However, the National Wildlife Federation, upon further review of that report, is questioning these conclusions.

And here are highlights from NWF in the News:

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Published: August 19, 2011