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NEWS RELEASE 5/1/2017: At UN meeting, governments grant unprecedented continued use of toxic chemicals found in children’s toys

For more information: Pam Miller [email protected] Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith [email protected] Geneva, 1 May 2017 - Today at the Stockholm Convention 8th Conference of the Parties (COP8), governments rushed thru decisions to list two toxic chemicals, but provided extraordinary loopholes that permit all uses of them. The chemicals are DecaBDE, a flame retardant commonly found in electronic waste,

NEWS RELEASE 1/18/17 | Mat-Su Residents Applaud Decision on Expired Wishbone Hill Permit

Mining Activity in Mat-Su Community Now Off  Limits Unless a New Permit Is Issued From: Castle Mountain Coalition, The Alaska Center, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Cook Inletkeeper, Sierra Club Jan. 18, 2017, SUTTON, AK – Matanuska-Susitna Valley residents commend the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) for ordering a federal inspection of unpermitted coal mining

Feds Agree to New Deadline for Fairbanks Air Cleanup Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to an August deadline on whether to accept or reject a state plan to clean up heavily polluted Fairbanks air. The agreement settles the first of two lawsuits filed against the agency by a pair of advocacy groups, Citizens for Clean Air and the Sierra