Mercury Poisoning

Our Children Need Health Protections Strengthened, Not Rolled Back

BY ON December 12, 2018
This post is written by Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Green the Church Co-Founder. It first appeared in Successful Black Parenting (used with permission): Today, being Black in America is dangerous. My wife and I don’t want our children to worry about their survival. We want them to run,...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice

There’s No Such Thing As Clean Coal

BY ON December 3, 2018
Here’s a dirty little secret: “U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal.” “The tax-credit program is bridging the divide to make coal clean and beautiful,” said North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, borrowing President Trump’s two favorite adjectives to describe...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Ozone, Pregnancy, Renewable Energy, Soot

Mercury Pollution in the United States

BY ON November 25, 2018
Mercury standards under attack: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants. Moms want...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Environment, EPA, Mercury Poisoning

5 Things About Trump’s EPA Assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

BY ON October 3, 2018
This was written by Mandy Warner, senior manager of Climate and Air Policy at EDF: In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Ozone, Politics, Pollution