Clearing the Air

burning coal

This opinion piece originally ran in local newspapers around the country starting June 12.  You are free to repost to your own blog or Web site, or to submit to your own local newspaper, attributed to Green America. Here’s some good news: the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule that would make coal-fired power plant operators clean up […]

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Tell the EPA & DOT: I Want 54.5 MPG!


Last November, the Obama administration proposed strengthening fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for new cars and light trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 -– a serious step towards ending our addiction to oil and cutting carbon pollution. Now we need to show them that we support these strong standards. The deadline for public comments is Monday, February […]

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Tell the FDA to label GMO food


You have a right to know what’s in the food you eat and prepare for your family. Currently, dozens of countries around the world — including the 15 European Union nations, Russia, Japan, China, and Australia — require truth in labeling for food products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It’s time for the United States to catch up. A […]

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Take Action to Limit Mercury Pollution


The most recent data from the Environmental Protection Agency reveals that from 1999 to 2005, mercury emissions from power plants increased more than 8 percent. That’s after several years of foot-dragging by the Bush administration, followed by a court ruling actually ordering the EPA to come up with new rules around mercury. Still, as usual, the coal industry is fighting […]

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