Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Breaks Records in 2015

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By Rob Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council The toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie was the most severe this century. That news was delivered by the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who make it their business to know about water quality on Lake Erie. And...
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One Year After Deadly Texas Chemical Leak, Has Safety Improved?

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By Brian Gumm, Center for Effective Government One year ago, a toxic chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas killed four workers, including grandmother Crystle Wise. A massive leak of 23,000 pounds of methyl mercaptan erupted in the plant’s pesticide manufacturing building in the...
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Supporters of the Clean Power Plan Urge Senators to Oppose its Repeal

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By Pete Altman, Natural Resources Defense Council Senator Mitch McConnell has been itching for nearly two years to dismantle the Clean Power Plan with an extreme and rarely-used law called the Congressional Review Act. Now that the Clean Power Plan is final, McConnell and his allies are finally...
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