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Protect Loons from Toxic Mercury Pollution

The eerie call of the Common Loon is a symbol of America's northern wild places.

But loons are in jeopardy. Toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants falls with rain into the northern lakes where loons breed.

As a damaging neurotoxin, mercury builds up in fish, and then accumulates to dangerous levels in the loons that feed almost entirely on fish.

Right now we have the chance to protect loons and other wildlife from toxic mercury pollution, because the Environmental Protection Agency is deciding whether to limit the mercury pollution that comes from power plants.

Speak up for the common loon--take action and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to set strong limits on mercury pollution from power plants.


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