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President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – A bill introduced by Senator Barack Obama that will help protect Americans and people around the world from mercury poisoning by banning the export of elemental mercury from the United States, was signed into law last night by President George W. Bush. Senator Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate,…

White House Stifled Evidence of Climate Change Health Risks

White House Stifled Evidence of Climate Change Health Risks

WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2008 (ENS) – Officials in the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office pressured federal health and environmental officials to edit congressional testimony to downplay the public health impacts of climate change, according to a former senior official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Senior Senate Democrats contend the allegations…