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Health Concerns Caused by Mercury Pollution

The report “Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Mercury” gave a list of health concerns caused by mercury pollution, some of which the group says could be affecting people locally due to emissions from the TransAlta Centralia plant.

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Spotlight Shines on Mercury Emissions

Using data reported by Trans-Alta and compiled in the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory database online, the report ranked TransAlta’s Centralia plant 125th with a total of 361 pounds of mercury emitted in 2009, out of 134,365 pounds total emitted across the nation. Environment Washington field associate Kristen Dumas says the local number is unacceptable

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Environmentalists push for 800-acre expansion of Mount Rainier National Park

Environmentalists from Washington state are mounting a campaign to complete acquisition of land for a small expansion of Mount Rainier National Park at the northwest corner of the park.

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Environment Washington Urges Secretary of the Interior to Expand Mt. Rainier National Park

As the Department of the Interior prepares to set priorities for the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Environment Washington urges Secretary Salazar to save the best of Washington and expand Mt. Rainier National Park to protect one of the nation’s last inland rainforests. 

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Environment Washington Calls for Passage of Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act

Today, Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Carper and Tom Udall introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act.

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