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Join Forward on Climate Solidarity Rallies Across the U.S.

Join Forward on Climate Solidarity Rallies Across the U.S. | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

350.ORG — Forward on Climate will be the largest climate rally in U.S. history—tens of thousands of people will be in DC to tell President Obama to step up and be a leader on climate change. But sometimes traveling all the way to Washington, D.C. just isn't in the cards. Here is a list of solidarity rallies ...

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New Website Exposes NY Fracking Scandal

New Website Exposes NY Fracking Scandal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

NY FRACKING SCANDAL — New Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) documents indicate that Larry Schwartz, Secretary to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and one of the governor’s closest advisors, has a conflict of interest due to his stock investments ...

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Josh Fox Releases Trailer for New Film on Workers' Safety in Gas Fields

Josh Fox Releases Trailer for New Film on Workers' Safety in Gas Fields | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Once again, filmmaker Josh Fox delivers by educating people on the dangers of fracking and the impact on workers’ safety in the gas fields in his upcoming short film CJ’s Law ...

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Inspiring Video: Stand Together to Move Forward on Climate

Inspiring Video: Stand Together to Move Forward on Climate | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE — President Obama’s legacy will rest squarely on his response, resolve and leadership in solving the climate crisis. Forward On Climate Rally will feature ...

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Cuomo's Fracking Process in Serious Trouble

Cuomo's Fracking Process in Serious Trouble | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
PAUL GALLAY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo must have winced as state environmental commissioner Joe Martens was grilled on fracking during budget hearings last week. One legislator after another hacked at ...
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Tell President Obama to Move Forward on Climate and Clean Water by Stopping Dirty Energy

Tell President Obama to Move Forward on Climate and Clean Water by Stopping Dirty Energy | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE / RIVER NETWORK — This petition unites the voices of people across the U.S. who are demanding that President Obama make good on his promise to move forward on climate change and stop our reliance on dirty energy ...
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President Obama, Don't Appoint a Fracking Proponent as Energy Secretary

President Obama, Don't Appoint a Fracking Proponent as Energy Secretary | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — President Obama is considering naming Ernest Moniz, head of the oil and gas industry funded MIT Energy Initiative, as the next Energy Secretary. Moniz is a proponent of using natural gas as a ...

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The Biggest No-Brainer Bill of the Year—Moratorium on Mountaintop Removal

The Biggest No-Brainer Bill of the Year—Moratorium on Mountaintop Removal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

JEFF BIGGERS - "Every American has a right to live and work in a community free from environmental health risks. And it is our duty to ensure that this right is not infringed upon by industries that consider community health and environmental protection to be less important than their profit margins ...

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Report Shows How Energy Efficiency Can Cut Energy Usage in Half by 2030

Report Shows How Energy Efficiency Can Cut Energy Usage in Half by 2030 | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND — The Alliance Commission’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 is ambitious, yet attainable, and it goes well beyond capturing the well-known, low-hanging fruit.

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Three States Push Bills to Require Teaching Climate Change Denial in Schools

Three States Push Bills to Require Teaching Climate Change Denial in Schools | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION — The front group for the pollution industry has convinced three states to consider bills that, if passed, would require public schools to teach a so-called...

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In Deep Water—Bangladesh Waterkeeper Provides Hope for Revival of the Buriganga River

In Deep Water—Bangladesh Waterkeeper Provides Hope for Revival of the Buriganga River | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SUDHIRENDAR SHARMA — “As a Waterkeeper, my primary role is to organize and sensitize stakeholders for holding the violators accountable for the destruction of the river ...

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Faith Leaders Speak Out on Fracking New York

Faith Leaders Speak Out on Fracking New York | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION — Speaking on behalf of upstate citizens whose lives will be directly affected by the industrialization brought on by fracking, Sister Carol DeAngelo said...

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How You Can Harness the Sun, Mitigate Climate Change and Support Clean Water

How You Can Harness the Sun, Mitigate Climate Change and Support Clean Water | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MARC YAGGI — Increasingly, we have opportunities to become our own power plants and mitigate the environmental devastation caused by traditional energy sources. In particular, we can harness the power of the sun ...

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New Jersey State Legislators Send Letter to NY Gov. Cuomo Urging Him to Ban Fracking

New Jersey State Legislators Send Letter to NY Gov. Cuomo Urging Him to Ban Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FOOD & WATER WATCH — Fifteen New Jersey state legislators sent a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today urging him to ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in his state for the sake of public health and environmental protection throughout ...

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Toxic Fracking Wastewater Dumped into Sewer, Why No Arrest?

Toxic Fracking Wastewater Dumped into Sewer, Why No Arrest? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

BOB HAGAN — Do we have two different systems of justice—one for the wealthy businessperson and another for the common folk?

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BREAKING: Lifelong Oklahoman Youth Pastor Locked to Machinery in Protest of Keystone XL

BREAKING: Lifelong Oklahoman Youth Pastor Locked to Machinery in Protest of Keystone XL | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
GREAT PLAINS TAR SANDS RESISTANCE — Earlier this morning, Stefan Warner, a youth pastor who was born and raised in Harrah, OK, locked himself to machinery being used to build the toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through ...
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A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World

A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

TOMDISPATCH — The stakes in this battle could not be higher. If Keystone XL fails to win the president’s approval, the industry will certainly grow at a far slower pace than forecast and possibly witness the failure of ...

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MUST SEE FILM: White Water, Black Gold

MUST SEE FILM: White Water, Black Gold | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SPECIALTY STUDIOS — White Water, Black Gold follows Canadian adventurer David Lavallee on his three-year journey across Western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world’s dirtiest and thirstiest oil industry.
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Oil and Gas Sector Ranks Number Two in Global Warming Pollution

Oil and Gas Sector Ranks Number Two in Global Warming Pollution | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINKPROGRESS — When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, power plants are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. But a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows that oil and natural gas are a pretty sizable monkey ...

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Yoko Ono Buys TV Ad Time to Speak to Gov. Cuomo About Fracking

Yoko Ono Buys TV Ad Time to Speak to Gov. Cuomo About Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ARTISTS AGAINST FRACKING — As the deadline for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision on gas fracking approaches later this month, Artists Against Fracking has stepped up its campaign calling for a ...

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Fractured Land

Fractured Land | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

FRACTURED LAND —Caleb is a part of a dynamic dialogue on sustainable, equitable energy development in Canada, a country whose antiquated resource extraction practices are systematically decimating a way of life reliant upon the air, water and land...

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Groups Urge EPA to Resume Legal Action in Fracking Water Contamination Case

Groups Urge EPA to Resume Legal Action in Fracking Water Contamination Case | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Earthworks — Conservation and citizen groups from Texas and around the country today sent a letter calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Ron Curry to resume legal action against Range Resources for polluting...

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Investors Press Oil and Gas Companies to Reduce and Report Risks from Fracking

Investors Press Oil and Gas Companies to Reduce and Report Risks from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INVESTOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NETWORK — Citing concerns over water management, toxic chemical disclosure, greenhouse gas emissions and other community impacts, investors have called upon nine leading oil and gas companies to ...

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Dumping of Toxic Fracking Wastewater Reaffirms Natural Gas Industry Free-for-All in Ohio

Dumping of Toxic Fracking Wastewater Reaffirms Natural Gas Industry Free-for-All in Ohio | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ENVIRONMENT OHIO — “We have a legislature that seems more interested in greasing the wheels for fracking companies than protecting public health and the environment—that only enables reckless behavior ...

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Obama Nominates REI Chief Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary

Obama Nominates REI Chief Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Today, President Obama nominated REI CEO Sally Jewell to be the next Secretary of the Interior ...

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