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U.S. Mines Pollute Up to 27 Billion Gallons of Water Annually

U.S. Mines Pollute Up to 27 Billion Gallons of Water Annually | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHWORKS — A new report released yesterday shows existing U.S. hard rock mines (e.g. gold, copper, uranium) will pollute up to 27 billion gallons of fresh water per year and cost as much as $67 billion per year ...

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MAYDAY-MAYDAY: Coalition Calls for New York State to Oppose LNG Port

MAYDAY-MAYDAY: Coalition Calls for New York State to Oppose LNG Port | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEAN OCEAN ACTION —The organizations, representing thousands of citizens, called on Gov. Cuomo to oppose the creation of Liberty LNG’s “Port Ambrose” project. The port would be near the entrance to ...

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Illinois Ranks As Worst Rogue Coal State

Illinois Ranks As Worst Rogue Coal State | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JEFF BIGGERS — With state coal production soaring against national trends, Illinois cemented its reputation as the worst rogue state for coal operations last Friday, when the rubber-stamping operations of ...

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UN Climate Talks: Nations Negotiate Climate Change Deal

UN Climate Talks: Nations Negotiate Climate Change Deal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE — Talks to develop the framework of a global climate change deal—set to be agreed in 2015—started this week at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany ...

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Three Fracking Moratorium Bills Win Key Vote in California Legislature

Three Fracking Moratorium Bills Win Key Vote in California Legislature | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — Three bills that would halt fracking in California won key votes Monday night, passing the Assembly Natural Resources Committee despite intense pressure from the oil industry ...

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Facebook Bans Ad Criticizing Mark Zuckerberg’s Pro-Keystone XL Stance

Facebook Bans Ad Criticizing Mark Zuckerberg’s Pro-Keystone XL Stance | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — But yesterday it emerged that Facebook has rejected an advertisement by CREDO Mobile criticizing the actions of Fwd.us, the political group started by Zuckerberg and ...

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Industry Pushes for Unsafe Fluoride Levels in Food

Industry Pushes for Unsafe Fluoride Levels in Food | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK / ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP / BEYOND PESTICIDES — “There is a growing consensus that American children are exposed to too much fluoride, in part because of the use of sulfuryl fluoride ...

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Victory: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Victory: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BEYOND PESTICIDES — A landmark decision by the European Commission yesterday, means that bee-killing, neonicotinoid pesticides will experience a continent-wide ban in Europe ...

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Shrouded in Secrecy: Industry Buries Fracking's True Dangers

Shrouded in Secrecy: Industry Buries Fracking's True Dangers | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Wilber, author of the 2012 book Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, said the natural gas industry is different than almost every other type of industry in terms of the exemptions and the...

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Not So Fast: LA City Council Demands Complete Transparency Before San Onofre Nuke Restart

Not So Fast: LA City Council Demands Complete Transparency Before San Onofre Nuke Restart | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

HARVEY WASSERMAN — A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ...

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Climate Activist on Day 29 of Hunger Strike

Climate Activist on Day 29 of Hunger Strike | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — “I am on hunger strike because I can think of no action which could adequately express the urgency of humanity’s present situation. There are more than a few trends which, left unchecked, are likely to ...

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Groups to Gov. O’Malley: Keep Maryland Frack Free

Groups to Gov. O’Malley: Keep Maryland Frack Free | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The groups cited the findings of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s draft report on fracking, which warns that fracking could have significant negative impacts in Maryland, yet presumes ...

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Corporate Profit Trumps Public Health in Colorado Fracking Vote

Corporate Profit Trumps Public Health in Colorado Fracking Vote | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PHILLIP DOE — I went there to testify in favor of a bill, House Bill 1275. It was a modest bill.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Faces Growing Competition for Water Supplies in Water-Stressed Regions

Hydraulic Fracturing Faces Growing Competition for Water Supplies in Water-Stressed Regions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CERES — A new Ceres research paper on water use in hydraulic fracturing operations shows that a significant portion of this activity is happening in water stressed regions of the U.S., most prominently Texas and Colorado, which are both in the...

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Ohio Legislation Introduced to Ban Fracking Waste Injection Wells

Ohio Legislation Introduced to Ban Fracking Waste Injection Wells | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — “Community groups have been working with state legislators on ways to address the problems associated with fracking injection wells, and we’re thrilled to see this legislation introduced ...

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Dirty Banks Exposed for $20 Billion Investment in Dying Coal Industry

Dirty Banks Exposed for $20 Billion Investment in Dying Coal Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK / SIERRA CLUB / BANKTRACK — “The acute environmental and financial risks of coal have already begun to materialize. For the health of our communities and the sake of our future energy supply, banks must ...

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Video: Sandra Steingraber Shines a Spotlight on the Problems of Fracking

Video: Sandra Steingraber Shines a Spotlight on the Problems of Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MOYERS & COMPANY — After serving 10 days of her 15-day sentence for trespassing during a protest against fracking, activist Sandra Steingraber was released from the Schuyler County jail last ...

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Ohioans Support Strong Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies

OHIOANS FOR CLEAN AFFORDABLE ENERGY — Yesterday, a diverse group of organizations announced that they have joined forces to create Ohioans for Clean Affordable Energy, a new coalition to help promote the state’s energy efficiency ...

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Iowa: Fracking Industry's Next Frac-Sand Target

Iowa: Fracking Industry's Next Frac-Sand Target | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — The rolling hills of northeastern Iowa’s Allamakee County defy the state’s stereotypical flat-land geography, and local residents boast of the serene beauty and rich geological history.

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First County in U.S. Bans Oil and Gas Extraction

First County in U.S. Bans Oil and Gas Extraction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND — Monday the County Commission of Mora County became the first county in the U.S. to pass an ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction ...

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Corporations Win, Farmers Lose in GE Seed Deals

Corporations Win, Farmers Lose in GE Seed Deals | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK — So just what can farmers expect out of all these cross-licensing deals? Stacks upon stacks of traits that they haven't asked for. More licensing fees. Skyrocketing seed prices.

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Gasland II: From Broken Promises to Renewable Solutions

Gasland II: From Broken Promises to Renewable Solutions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ALISON ROSE LEVY — Although the film is about fracking, its deeper subject is America in the early twenty-first century. What used to happen in the far away Third World or indigenous regions, is now going on in ...

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You Are a Guinea Pig in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched

You Are a Guinea Pig in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOMDISPATCH — A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. We can’t escape it in our ...

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National Parks in Peril from Fracking

National Parks in Peril from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION — As the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) updates rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land ...

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Immediate Moratorium Needed on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining to Protect Human Health

Immediate Moratorium Needed on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining to Protect Human Health | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & JUSTICE — “The evidence shows that mountaintop removal threatens public health and the environment. It’s time to act to protect rural ...

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