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The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program Gets support from some Girl Scouts

State of Michigan, May, 2015.    US Ecology, Inc. has partnered with the State of Michigan for the third year to facilitate the collection of mercury through The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program. Daisy Troop 40062, Saline, MI (Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan) became involved in the collection after working toward their Global Action Awareness badges […]

EPA Endorses New & Improved Beach Water Quality Safety Threshold

EPA Endorses New & Improved Beach Water Quality Safety Threshold Agency’s Move Helps Protect the Health of Millions of Beachgoers; States to Strengthen Beach Water Quality Notification Practices WASHINGTON (July 31, 2014) – In a move designed to protect more than 180 million people who visit America’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches every year, the […]

CFA Joins Consumer, Energy Efficiency, Science, Safety And Environmental Organizations In Calling On The FTC To Require Mpg Ratings In Car Advertisments

Washington, D.C. – Comments filed by a diverse collection of consumer, energy efficiency, science, safety, and environmental organizations yesterday called for several changes to the Federal Trade Commission’s Fuel Economy Advertising Guide. The groups called for EPA MPG ratings to be included in passenger vehicle advertising, the banning of anything but EPA ratings in ads, […]

Casperson Resolutions Oppose EPA’s Significant Overreach to Regulate More Waters Under Proposed Rules

LANSING, Mich—Sen. Tom Casperson on Thursday introduced a pair of resolutions to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to withdraw their proposed rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States.” Citing limits on their authority as previously found by the U.S. Supreme […]

Arbor Day Foundation Honors 13 Individuals and Organizations for Tree Planting and Conservation

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 21, 2014) – Thirteen individuals and organizations are the recipients of a 2014 Arbor Day Award in honor of their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today. This year’s ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm […]

Responding to McCutcheon, Global Climate Convergence vows to ‘Out-Organize the 1%’, Launches Video Call to Action

The Global Climate Convergence says the US Supreme Court McCutcheon v. FEC decision allowing wealthy individuals to buy even more political power is a call to action for grassroots, progressive campaigners across all movements to unite and ‘out-organize’ the corporate elite. The group has launched Call To Action – a video manifesto calling on movements […]

EPA proposes Major Upgrade for Clean Water Rules

Center for Rural Affairs encouraged by clarity provided in new rules Lyons, NE – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed an administrative rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that have left more than half of America’s streams and millions of wetland acres unprotected from pollution. […]

Consumer Federation Of America Responds To President’s Call For More Fuel Efficient Big Trucks

Cutting Fuel Consumption of Heavy-Duty Trucks Will Save American Households $29.5 Billion Washington DC—In his recent State of the Union speech, President Obama called for improved fuel efficiency in the millions of semi-trucks, large vans, buses, and other large trucks – known as “medium and heavy-duty trucks” – that ply America’s highways. A new report […]

Conservation Stewardship and Value Added Deadlines Approaching

Washington, DC – USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the opening of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments in 2014. Farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS through January 17, 2014 to be considered in the 2014 round of ranking applications and awarding […]

Join 150,000 Citizens Of The Planet: Call for global action on Fukushima

  In response to the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan, petitions with 150,000 signatures a letter with scores of organizations from around the world are being delivered to the United Nations today. The documents back a proposal to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, from 16 top nuclear experts urging […]

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