Rule Triples Allowable Mercury Levels, Harms Children Statement by Brownie Carson, NRCM executive director “Today, Senator Collins is joining with Senator Patrick Leahy to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution disapproving of the Bush administration rule that exempts mercury from power plants from being treated as a hazardous air pollutant. Thirty senators have signed the Read More
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NRCM news release Washington, D.C. – Today the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) filed suit in the federal Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to remove power plants from the list of industrial pollution sources requiring strict controls for mercury and other toxic air pollutant emissions. “Merely declaring that Read More
Statement by Brownie Carson, NRCM executive director We are deeply disappointed in the votes of the US Congress and of Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins in support of a budget that opens up the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. This will do nothing to address the nation’s energy independence and will Read More
Senators Urged to Continue Their Support of Sound Energy Solutions PORTLAND – On the eve of a historic vote, Maine’s leading conservation organizations are urging Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to vote against any budget resolution that would lead to drilling in the Arctic Refuge, one of America’s last unspoiled wild places. The vote Read More
In response to Tuesday’s Washington Post report that the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ignore Harvard University researchers’ analysis of health benefits from reducing mercury pollution from power plants, the Clean Air Task Force, National Wildlife Federation and Natural Resources Council of Maine, are renewing their request that Senator Susan Collins, as Chair of the Read More