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PFAS and the Great Lakes: The Need for Binational Action

Note: This blog was originally posted on the Canadian Environmental Law Association website on April 14, 2021 and can be accessed at https://cela.ca/guest-blog-pfas-and-the-great-lakes-the-need-for-binational-action/ Michael Murray, Ph.D., U.S. Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes …

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Leaking Phosphate Plant Puts Tampa Bay’s Manatees At Risk

Tampa Bay is facing a potential environmental catastrophe that could jeopardize decades of efforts to improve water quality and wildlife habitat for manatees, dolphins, fish, and sea turtles. An ongoing …

The Future of Campus Life: Learn How Campuses are reducing plastics and other waste

In the recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released in May, shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations …

Mussel Fatigue: Pollution Imperils the Ohio River’s Declining Mussels

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution safeguards are weakened at any point along the mighty 8-state long waterway. The Ohio River Valley …

Pollution Problem: Protecting American Mink & the Ohio River

Right now, we have a short window of time to protect American mink and the Ohio River from heavy metal toxins and destructive invasive species. The Ohio River Valley Water …

RecycleMania Takes on the Plastic Problem

From major companies dropping plastic straws from their stores to municipalities instituting plastic bag fees or bans, the conversation about single-use plastics has evolved quickly. Beneficiaries of efforts to decrease …

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury In Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the …

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Congressional Review Act Threatens To Undo Key Environmental Protections

Members of Congress are currently devoting a significant amount of time during their first 100 days in office to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn finalized rules and regulations …

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. …

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. …

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