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Will the U.S. Senate Stand Up for Our Future and Derail the Keystone XL?

Will the U.S. Senate Stand Up for Our Future and Derail the Keystone XL? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ROBERT REDFORD — We are not irrational extremists. We are people who believe that a clean and sustainable future is possible. We believe in American ingenuity when it comes to clean energy ...

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Obama Administration Energy Blueprint: Paying Companies to Drill

Obama Administration Energy Blueprint: Paying Companies to Drill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL — A new energy plan is needed, but the focus should be on efficiency and renewables so we can have a clean energy future, with clean air and clean water. America doesn't want the oil and gas industry's dirty ...

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Major U.S. Supermarkets to Boycott GE Salmon

Major U.S. Supermarkets to Boycott GE Salmon | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — A coalition of consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups launched the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood by announcing that several major grocery retailers representing more than 2,000 stores across the U.S. have already committed not to sell genetically engineered seafood.

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Huge Victory for Offshore Wind in Maryland

Huge Victory for Offshore Wind in Maryland | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SIERRA CLUB — This is a huge victory that is nationally significant for two reasons. First, it could well be the tipping point that allows us to finally tap the massive offshore wind potential off the East Coast.

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As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL’s Southern Leg

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL’s Southern Leg | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOM WEIS — I ask in the name of loving justice: why isn’t blocking the actual construction of Keystone XL’s southern leg being met with the same level of outrage by everyone as blocking the potential construction of the pipeline’s northern leg?

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Risk from Uranium Exports

Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Risk from Uranium Exports | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

KEVIN GRANDIA — Now the largest and most well-known of these reefs, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of the province of Queensland, is under threat of becoming a shipping route for uranium—the radioactive substance used for ...

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50 Cities Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change

50 Cities Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — The U.S. EPA must finalize a carbon pollution rule for new power plants by April 13, but some Washington insiders say the agency is likely to miss that deadline—and may be considering ...

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Baltimore City Council Passes Fracking Wastewater Bill

Baltimore City Council Passes Fracking Wastewater Bill | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — With this legislation, Baltimore speaks loud and clear: it will not become a dumping ground for the toxic waste produced by oil and gas wells upriver ...

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The Shocking Truth About Seafood Fraud

The Shocking Truth About Seafood Fraud | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OCEANA — Earlier this year Oceana made a splash with its National Seafood Fraud Report, a landmark investigation which found that a third of the seafood it tested nationwide had been mislabeled ...

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A Closer Look at Obama's 'All of the Above' Energy Policy

A Closer Look at Obama's 'All of the Above' Energy Policy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — But there is a larger political lesson to be learned here about President Obama and his political calculus when it comes to the environment. It is a lesson that was recently summed up best by ...

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As New York Considers its Next Move on Fracking, Attention Turns to Proposed Gas Storage Facilities

As New York Considers its Next Move on Fracking, Attention Turns to Proposed Gas Storage Facilities | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GAS FREE SENECA — Environmental advocates are concerned that these projects will lock the region into continued extraction and use of dirty fossil fuels and discourage the growth of renewable energy ...

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Wind Power's Unprecedented Contribution to Electricity Generation in 2012

Wind Power's Unprecedented Contribution to Electricity Generation in 2012 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE — The U.S. now has 60,000 megawatts of wind online, enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 14 million homes. A record 13,000 megawatts of wind ...

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Oregon Residents Sound the Alarm on Pending Coal Export Permit

Oregon Residents Sound the Alarm on Pending Coal Export Permit | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

POWER PAST COAL — More than 450 Oregon residents and a diverse group of local leaders flooded the steps of Oregon’s Capitol to call on Governor Kitzhaber to deny ...

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Whistleblower Bill Would Criminalize Exposing Wrongdoing at Factory Farms and Fracking Sites in PA

Whistleblower Bill Would Criminalize Exposing Wrongdoing at Factory Farms and Fracking Sites in PA | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

PUBLICSOURCE — A recently proposed Pennsylvania bill would make it a crime to photograph, videotape or audiotape activities on farms without the permission of the owner. The bill would limit information to the public about ...

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PART IV: America Becomes Sacrifice Zone for Export Pipeline

PART IV: America Becomes Sacrifice Zone for Export Pipeline | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MICHAEL BISHOP — We must decide now, as a people, if private property rights and sovereignty of U.S. citizens are to be sacrificed for the bottom line economic interests of foreign private corporations that want to send their toxic materials to Gulf Coast refineries for export.

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Gas Industry Loses Fight to Keep Fracking Pollution Case Secret

Gas Industry Loses Fight to Keep Fracking Pollution Case Secret | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — This is a victory for everyone who believes that we need more information about the environmental and health consequences of fracking ...

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New Technology Records Baseline Methane Emissions Prior to Construction of Fracking Infrastructure

New Technology Records Baseline Methane Emissions Prior to Construction of Fracking Infrastructure | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DAMASCUS CITIZENS FOR SUSTAINABILITY — "With this technology, companies can no longer leave behind contaminated air and water with impunity. We urge any community concerned about health effects and pollution from gas drilling, compressor stations or pipelines to
utilize this method to help protect property values, and families and community health.”

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Movement to Label GE Foods Stronger Than Ever

Movement to Label GE Foods Stronger Than Ever | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — Despite the narrow loss of Proposition 37 last November, the movement to label genetically engineered foods in California is ...

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Appalachians Unite Calling for an End to Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction

Appalachians Unite Calling for an End to Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

RAMPS — “We are here to show that we are united and saying ‘no’ to all dirty and deadly industries. What we want is a clean and healthy economy in ...

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The Billionaire Against Big Oil

The Billionaire Against Big Oil | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL — Saying you’re for solving climate change while supporting Keystone is like claiming to be a Red Sox fan—except when they play the Yankees ...

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Ohio is Not the Nation's Fracking Waste Toilet

Ohio is Not the Nation's Fracking Waste Toilet | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ATHENS COUNTY FRACKING ACTION NETWORK — The Athens rally was one of four events in Ohio announcing the filing of a citizens’ petition to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was written on behalf of all Ohio citizens by ...

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12 Arrested Blockading Controversial Fracking Infrastructure

12 Arrested Blockading Controversial Fracking Infrastructure | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GAS FREE SENECA — Twenty-five demonstrators blockaded the Inergy facility, which they say is one example of numerous fracking infrastructure projects that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Federal Energy Regulatory...

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Ben & Jerry’s Join Hundreds of Connecticut Residents in Testifying in Support of GE Food Labeling

Ben & Jerry’s Join Hundreds of Connecticut Residents in Testifying in Support of GE Food Labeling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD DEMOCRACY NOW — Connecticut mothers and farmers were joined by expert witnesses from across the country, including top international scientists, leading national grassroots activists and co-founder of the famous Vermont ice cream company Ben &...

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