mercury

Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards …

2011 Review: House of Representatives, Polluter Lobbying, and More Air Pollution

Today, the House of Representatives returns with a 13% approval rating to start the 2012 legislative session. Before the gavel lands and the bills start flying, it is worth looking …

Guest Post: Sportsman Grateful to EPA for Reducing Mercury Pollution

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

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. …

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

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 …

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Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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, …

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