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Attorney General: Halt federal regulation of toxic mercury

Coloradans may soon be breathing a little less easily, if Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has her way. Coffman filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme...

Ritter lauds DOE for dumping mercury in Texas, not Grand Junction

Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday praised the feds for choosing to bury tons of mercury currently languishing in Tennessee deep in the heart of Texas...

IREA Voices touts new study on looming coal shortages

IREA Voices, a citizen activist group formed to combat the climate change policies of the state’s largest rural electric co-op, is pointing its members...

Obama works with GOP to pass mercury export ban

President Bush signed a major environmental law Tuesday banning U.S. exports of mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin and pollutant. The bipartisan bill was sponsored by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

It Droppeth as the Gentle Rain

Forest fires release 44 metric tons of mercury each year.Forest fires release about 44 metric tons (about 48 short tons) of mercury into the...