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July 30, 2014 | Blog Post

Air Experts Tell EPA Current Smog Protections Leave Kids at Risk

Ozone is considered the most widespread of air pollutants. As a result, it is increasingly linked to a host of awful symptoms like asthma attacks, coughing, wheezing, low birth weight in newborns, cardiovascular episodes, short-term memory loss, and increased visits to emergency rooms and hospitals as a result. It is our children, teenagers, seniors and those with lung diseases like asthma that are especially at risk.

July 28, 2014 | Blog Post

Obama Opens Door to More Dirty Drilling in Atlantic

Which of the following issues do you think is important for the environmental movement?

  1. Protecting marine species, such as whales, dolphins and sea turtles
  2. Investing in a clean energy future and reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels
  3. Avoiding unnecessary risk of oil spills in our world’s oceans

Any choice indicates that you may find troubling a recent announcement from the Obama administration. This one’s a doozy—read on.

July 28, 2014 | Case

Calling for New York State to Ban Super-toxic Rat Poisons

A coalition of wildlife and conservation groups, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a legal petition urging the state of New York to ban super-toxic rat poisons responsible for indiscriminate poisonings of children, pets and wildlife. The petition cites government reports and scientific studies documenting widespread, unintentional wildlife poisonings, including more than 30 New York wildlife species.

July 28, 2014 | Legal Document

New York Rodenticide Petition

In this legal petition, a coalition of wildlife and conservation groups are urging the state of New York to ban super-toxic rat poisons responsible for indiscriminate poisonings of children, pets and wildlife species.

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