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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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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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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 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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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Protect Puget Sound

This morning, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Puget Sound Recover Act, and seven other clean water bills to restore and protect America’s great waters, including bills to protect Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia River, Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco Bay, Great Lakes, and estuaries across the country.

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