Tagged: mercury

Thank President Obama For Taking Action On Mercury And Toxic Air Pollution

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There are petitions for everything and when it comes to politicians it usually involves stopping a certain policy or something but I came across this petition sponsored by the Sierra Club to thank President Obama for standing strong on mercury pollution. Maybe he’s waiting to hear from you? Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: New Standards For Mercury And Toxic Air Pollution

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President Obama just announced a once-in-a-generation step forward to protect our environment—the first-ever national standards on mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

It’s a huge accomplishment that will help clean up our air and water, preventing thousands of premature deaths and over 100,000 cases of childhood asthma each year.

Check out this fact sheet below on what these new air pollution standards mean for our health and environment, then share it with your friends and family. Continue reading

VIDEO: New EPA Mercury Rules And Air Toxics Standards Are A Big Deal

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This is a major victory for the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists, President Obama, and all people who enjoy breathing clean air. According to grist.org, “Finally controlling mercury and toxics will be an advance on par with getting lead out of gasoline.” Considering this political climate and the amount of heavy opposition the EPA has been getting this is quite a feat and great news during the holiday season. Continue reading

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