7,300-Mile Mercury Pollution ‘Bullseye’ Surrounds Canadian Tar Sands say Canadian federal scientists, reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress. Mercury – you know, the stuff that causes severe birth defects and brain damage. Mercury levels are up to 16 times higher there than the surrounding region, and it comes via air from the tar sands operations. Yet another reason to not use tar sand oil…
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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