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Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee

Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TENNESSEE CHAPTER OF THE SIERRA CLUB — We are facing an invasion of the fracking industry. They have their eyes on exploiting oil and gas across two-thirds of Tennessee and we are the only ones that can, or will, stop them.

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The Price of Sand: New Documentary Exposes Dangers of Frac-Sand Mining

The Price of Sand: New Documentary Exposes Dangers of Frac-Sand Mining | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THE PRICE OF SAND — Minnesota and Wisconsin are experiencing a mining boom because both states have plentiful deposits of pure silica sand, a necessary component in hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

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Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard Selected to Receive 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize

Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard Selected to Receive 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY — Case Western Reserve University will award the Inamori Ethics Prize to the founder of the premier outdoor gear and clothing company, Patagonia Inc., Yvon Chouinard.

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Renowned Experts Address Health and Economic Impacts at Ohio Fracking Conference April 5 - 6

Renowned Experts Address Health and Economic Impacts at Ohio Fracking Conference April 5 - 6 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FRESHWATER ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT — Organizers believe that the serious concerns of water usage, wastewater disposal, air and water pollution, as well as documented detrimental effects on human and animal health, have often been downplayed or ...

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Coal Transporters Held Accountable for Contamination of Local Waterways

Coal Transporters Held Accountable for Contamination of Local Waterways | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — BNSF Railway, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the largest coal transporters in the U.S. It is responsible for hauling an average of 480 open-top rail cars carrying coal through Washington daily.

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World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013, After Record 2012

World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013, After Record 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE — Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide.

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VIDEO: A Boom With No Boundaries—How Oil and Gas Drilling is Damaging our Public Lands

VIDEO: A Boom With No Boundaries—How Oil and Gas Drilling is Damaging our Public Lands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS — A Boom With No Boundaries explores how one of America’s 59 national parks is already being affected by the pollution, traffic and noise associated with oil and gas drilling.

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The Coming Crash: Our Addiction to Endless Growth on a Finite Planet

The Coming Crash: Our Addiction to Endless Growth on a Finite Planet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

POST CARBON INSTITUTE — If you want to understand how much energy costs, don't look at your electric bill; instead get a copy of the new book Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.

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Manhattan's Methane Levels Show Natural Gas as Damaging to Climate as Other Fossil Fuels

Manhattan's Methane Levels Show Natural Gas as Damaging to Climate as Other Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAMASCUS CITIZENS FOR SUSTAINABILITY — This report takes an innovative approach using actual measurements and an elegantly simple method that arrives at the conclusion that there is no advantage to natural gas over coal or oil.

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Ohio Senator Opposes Renewable Energy Mandate, Likening it to a Communist Policy

Ohio Senator Opposes Renewable Energy Mandate, Likening it to a Communist Policy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS — Renewable energy works for Ohio. Treating renewable energy like another political football is damaging and short-sighted ...

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Rebels with a Cause

Rebels with a Cause | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — Beginning in the 1950s, a national movement was born of principles that may seem obvious today.

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Lower Tailpipe Emissions Will Lead to Cleaner Air, More Jobs

Lower Tailpipe Emissions Will Lead to Cleaner Air, More Jobs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS — The standards will help reduce incidents of asthma cases, respiratory problems and premature death caused by these harmful, smog-forming emissions, improving public health and cutting costs.

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Monsanto and Other GE Companies Hitch a Ride on Must Pass Budget Bill

Monsanto and Other GE Companies Hitch a Ride on Must Pass Budget Bill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The other rider is a giveaway to genetically engineered (GE) seed companies that would allow the continued planting of genetically engineered crops even when a court finds they were approved illegally.

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Mark Ruffalo Honored at this Year's Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball on April 16

Mark Ruffalo Honored at this Year's Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball on April 16 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RIVERKEEPER — The evening will feature award presentation by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a special musical performance by Grammy award-winning artist Lyle Lovett as Riverkeeper and its supporters celebrate the power of the grassroots movement for clean water and sustainable energy.

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1,000+ Californians Protest Keystone XL at President Obama’s Fundraiser in San Francisco

1,000+ Californians Protest Keystone XL at President Obama’s Fundraiser in San Francisco | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CREDO — California activists sent a message to the president that if he plans to keep his inaugural promise to fight climate change—he must reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The protest was ...

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Top 5 Reasons Transporting Tar Sands Crude is Reckless

Top 5 Reasons Transporting Tar Sands Crude is Reckless | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — Rep. Ed Markey: This latest pipeline incident is a troubling reminder that oil companies still have not proven that they can safely transport Canadian tar sands oil across  the United States without creating risks to our citizens and our environment ...

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Monsanto: A Corporate Profile Sheds Light on GE Seed Giant's Dark History

Monsanto: A Corporate Profile Sheds Light on GE Seed Giant's Dark History | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — The report offers a timeline of milestones in the company’s history including chemical disasters, mergers and acquisitions, and the first genetically modified plant cell ...

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Why Keystone XL Matters

Why Keystone XL Matters | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WENDY ABRAMS — If we listen to the top climate scientists, we should leave the tar sands where they are, underground.

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Toxic and Tax Exempt: American Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Tar Sands Oil Spill Cleanup

Toxic and Tax Exempt: American Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Tar Sands Oil Spill Cleanup | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — In a January 2011 memorandum, the IRS determined that to generate revenues for the oil spill trust fund, Congress only intended to tax conventional crude, and not tar sands or other unconventional oils.

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CallCuomo.com Campaign Launches to Protect New Yorkers' Health and Safety from Fracking

CallCuomo.com Campaign Launches to Protect New Yorkers' Health and Safety from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NEW YORKERS AGAINST FRACKING — Governor Cuomo recently said that his health and environmental commissioners might make a decision on fracking before the science is in. We hope that he will wait for the science and listen to the majority of ...

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Gasland Part II: Join the Conference Call with Josh Fox, Hear About His New Fracking Film

Gasland Part II: Join the Conference Call with Josh Fox, Hear About His New Fracking Film | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

AMERICANS AGAINST FRACKING — The film’s release could not come at a better time as President Obama continues to pursue an “all of the above” energy policy that heavily relies on fracking, major fracking and gas drilling battles are raging in ...

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Organic Farmers Struggle to Protect Land from Encroaching Fracking Industry

Organic Farmers Struggle to Protect Land from Encroaching Fracking Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — When they were signing leases to allow activity on their land, many farmers trusted the shale gas industry representatives who promised strict adherence to the highest standards to ensure no harm would occur from the drilling operations.

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Greenwashing the Carbon Costs of Fracking and Coal Exports

Greenwashing the Carbon Costs of Fracking and Coal Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE — The two oversights in the fracking argument allow shale gas to be painted green, when in reality it is anything but.

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Survival Prayer: Ancient Tales from Haida Elders

Survival Prayer: Ancient Tales from Haida Elders | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL — SURVIVAL PRAYER explores the power of food and nature to sustain a people. Rich with spectacular scenery of ...

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Democracy in Action as Fracking is Voted Down in Colorado Springs

Democracy in Action as Fracking is Voted Down in Colorado Springs | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BE THE CHANGE — Fortunately, the concerned citizens of Colorado Springs prevailed in convincing the majority of city council members that fracking is not safe. Now the city must ...

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