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  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery.
  • Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury

    Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury
    Long before coal-fired power plants were known as major contributors to global warming, they were pegged as the primary airborne source of mercury, as well as emitters of many other pollutants. Mercury is extremely toxic; when it falls into waterways...

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...

    EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court

    EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court
    Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers...

    Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health...