Tag Archives: environmental protection

Protecting American Families and the Environment from Mercury Pollution

President Barack Obama announced new standards Wednesday that will cut mercury emissions from oil and coal-fired power plants by 90 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the first-ever national standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions – like arsenic, acid gas, and cyanide – from power plants, which are the largest sources […]

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Energy Committee Clears Bingaman Bill to Help N.M. Cleanup Abandoned Uranium Mines

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman has announced that legislation he introduced to allow New Mexico to spend federal funds to cleanup abandoned uranium mines has been approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. That move clears the bill for full Senate consideration. Under the existing Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program, the U.S. Department of […]

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