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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Part IV: Ecology

Mercury emissions also raise ecocentric concerns.  Environmentally conscious mothers are concerned with anthropocentric, or human-centered issues associated with mercury emissions, like public health and child wellness.  Advocates with an ecocentric focus look at the ecosystem interactions between wildlife and pollution; … Continue reading

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Part III: Air Pollution Victims

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) called air pollution victims “unidentified and imaginary” (Browning).  In reality, air pollution victims are quite real.  The new limits are anticipated to prevent 130,000 cases of asthma and 6,300 cases of acute bronchitis among children each … Continue reading

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Series Part II: Politics, Economics

Political, economic and social factors that are interconnected to environmental regulation often lead to controversy.  In the current political climate, some candidates running for the 2012 election see the EPA as a “job killer” and are running on a platform … Continue reading

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Series Part I: Overview

Environmental policies are systemically intertwined with science, politics, economics and history.  Effective environmental policies improve public health, environmental justice concerns and take flora and fauna into consideration.  Beyond law and regulation, there is a feedback loop between environmental policy and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Electronic Waste, Where it Ends Up and What You Can Do About It

Guest Blog by: Craig Dsouza Craig Dsouza just graduted from the University of Delaware with a Masters degree in Environmental Policy.  Read his blog ‘People and the Planet: The Spotlight on India’ here. On 20-something environmentalist, Craig writes about a common … Continue reading

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