Chefs and politicians may have little in common, but we do share an obligation to keep people healthy. In my business, when we say we had to '86' an item, it means it's no longer available. Congress needs to '86' mercury pollution forever.
The EPA has unveiled its analysis of a database containing information on the disposal or release of 650 potentially dangerous chemicals used by almost 21,000 facilities. But this provides only a snapshot of the pollution produced by American industry.
It's an important moment for Americans who eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions that have polluted the nation's air and water.
I reached out to Schakowsky with questions about disinformation on regulation, GOP rhetoric on energy, Gov. Perry's vilification of the EPA, and her commitment to the environment. It was just what the doctor ordered.
There's not a lot more important to parents than loving their children and making sure they have clean air to breathe. Which is why this week's virtual deluge of clean air information is so important -- and scary.
The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards set the first-ever national safeguards to limit power plant releases of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases, making this is one of the largest steps to protect our kids from air pollution in a generation.