Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

Mercury contamination, mainly from coal plant emissions, pervasive in fish nationwide, USGS finds

Contamination by mercury, a neurotoxin, was detected in EVERY FISH sampled in 291 streams across the country in a study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. A quarter of the fish were found to contain mercury above EPA’s safe … Continue reading

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Oil lobby and its allies manufacture ‘astroturf’ rallies against climate legislation

The American Petroleum Institute, with an “eyes only” tactical memo, urged member companies to recruit their employees, retirees, vendors, and contractors to attend ‘Energy Citizen’ events across the country during the August congressional recess to show opposition to climate legislation. … Continue reading

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