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Toxic Emissions

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

New Report Names the Top U.S. Mercury Polluters -- Is One of Them in Your Backyard?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The analysis shows total state-by-state and plant-by-plant emission levels for arsenic, chromium, mercury, cobalt, hydrochloric acid, nickel, and selenium, all of which are toxic pollutants.

The 'Toxic 20' States Suffering Air Pollution From Power Plants

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

New analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council has made a list of the top 20 states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fire...

Mercury, Seafood, and the Wall Street Journal

Carl Safina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Carl Safina

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed accuses the EPA of fabricating evidence to support their proposed rule to limit mercury and other toxic emissions. That's quite a claim.

Six Groups Sue EPA Over Toxic Farm Emissions Loophole

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — Six environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over a new rule exempting dairies and othe...