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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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Treasured Pond Contaminated With Toxic Pollution

One of Massachusetts most treasured waterways is contaminated with mercury, according to a new report from Environment Massachusetts.  The report found 124 waterways in the state that have advisories for mercury. The advisories instruct citizens to limit their consumption of certain fish in Massachusetts' waterways due to mercury contamination.

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Group points blame at mercury

Environment Massachusetts seeks federal emission rules aimed at coal-fired power plants and mercury is pointing to the toxin's spoiling of fish in state waters, including local ponds and lakes and the Charles and Sudbury rivers.

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