News Release | Environment Missouri

Wind Energy in Missouri Cuts Global Warming Pollution

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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Obama Administration Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration is finalizing new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use nationwide.  In Missouri, the standards alone will cut as much global warming pollution in 2030 as is emitted by 728,000 of today’s vehicles.

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Senator McCaskill Helps Senate Reject Rollback of Mercury Standards

In a victory for Missourians’ health and environment, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill which would have allowed power plants to continue spewing toxic mercury pollution into our air.  The bill, S.J. Res. 37 introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), would have put up to 11,000 American lives at risk every year. Senator McCaskill voted against this dangerous proposal.

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EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution.  Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing hundreds of premature deaths every year in Missouri through a variety of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.

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2 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Missouri’s Waterways

This morning, Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center released Wasting Our Waterways, a new report which shows that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010. Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, and developmental and reproductive disorders. In 2010, the Mississippi River was the second worst waterway in the nation. The Meramec River watershed was the twelfth worst watershed in the nation in terms of reproductive toxins in 2010. Enviroment Missouri urges the Obama Administration to act quickly to restore Clean Water Act protections to our streams and to turn the tide against toxic pollution of our waterways.