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Entries by Mary Anne Hitt from 10/2011

Clean Air and Clean Energy Successes -- and Some Rap

| Posted 10.03.2011 | Green

Creative, internet-based videos are no longer something reserved for major corporations to promote products; we're now using this type of media to promote issues that the public cares about.

Texas Aims to Pollute the Nation

| Posted 10.06.2011 | Green

It almost seems like Texas is proud of the fact that it has some of the worst air quality in the nation. The state recently filed yet another lawsuit against the EPA claiming that Texas should not have to comply with the common-sense Cross State Air Pollution protection.

What Do Banana Peels and Coal Ash Have in Common?

| Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

Believe it or not, the banana peel you throw away has more robust protections on it than coal ash containing mercury, arsenic, hexavalent chromium and lead. If this bill passes, that horrible status quo would become the law.

Congress Ignores the People When Dismantling Public Health, Environmental Protections

| Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

New polling information that shows overwhelming majorities of Americans support stronger health and environmental standards, and they also think Congress should back off and let the EPA do its job.

Emboldened by Students Taking Action

| Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of joining 30 youth clean energy leaders when they met with Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson at Howard University in Washington, DC.