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LA Waterkeeper Makes History in the Nation's Capital

LA Waterkeeper Makes History in the Nation's Capital | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES WATERKEEPER — Los Angeles Waterkeeper brought this case, with our partner NRDC, to hold Los Angeles County responsible for stormwater pollution impacts to our local waterways
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Texas Judge Changes Course, Allows Keystone XL Construction to Move Forward

Texas Judge Changes Course, Allows Keystone XL Construction to Move Forward | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
TAR SANDS BLOCKADE — "Today’s court ruling is a strike against our rights to clean water and a safe, healthy future but we remain undeterred. Tar sands isn’t your grandfather’s oil. It’s toxic and dangerous. I refuse to allow my community...
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Millions of Acres of Public Lands at Risk from Fracking

Millions of Acres of Public Lands at Risk from Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SKYTRUTH — Millions of acres held in the common trust of the American people are under consideration for an extractive process with a very large footprint and potentially significant impacts on air, land and water.
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Fracking Green Light Sends Shockwaves Across UK

Fracking Green Light Sends Shockwaves Across UK | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — Today the British government lifted its ban on fracking allowing companies to continue ...
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5 Must-Haves in the Keystone XL Environmental Review

5 Must-Haves in the Keystone XL Environmental Review | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
350.ORG — It's deja vu all over again. The State Department is gearing up to release its analysis of the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The first one, you might remember, didn't include ...
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Fracking Protest Targets Federal Auction of California Public Land

Fracking Protest Targets Federal Auction of California Public Land | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY — Dozens of protesters in hazmat suits carrying barrels labeled “Warning: Toxic Fracking Fluid” rallied outside a federal auction this morning against plans to lease more than 17,000 acres ...
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Mounting Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells

Mounting Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA — Even shale development corporations have voiced their concerns that their activities may have contributed to seismic activity. Cuadrilla Resources, the only company ...
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Fracking Flyover Part II—The Destructive Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking Flyover Part II—The Destructive Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SKYTRUTH — Even developed as responsibly as possible, it is undeniable that unconventional shale gas extraction will change the landscape of West Virginia for decades to come ...
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Toxic Fracking Wastewater Banned in White Plains, New York

Toxic Fracking Wastewater Banned in White Plains, New York | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION — A coalition of health and environmental groups gathered in White Plains today to congratulate the Westchester County Board of Legislators for unanimously voting to prohibit the sale, application and disposal of...
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Operation Zero Tolerance Departs for Antarctic to Shut Down Illegal Whaling

Operation Zero Tolerance Departs for Antarctic to Shut Down Illegal Whaling | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY — With four vessels departing for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Sea Shepherd's Operation Zero Tolerance aims to find the Japanese whaling fleet and chase it out of the Antarctic Treaty Zone without a single...
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Imagine There’s No Fracking … Give Clean Energy a Chance

Imagine There’s No Fracking … Give Clean Energy a Chance | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ARTISTS AGAINST FRACKING — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon placed a full-page ad in the Dec.

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Interview with Ecologist and Anti-Fracking Activist Sandra Steingraber

Interview with Ecologist and Anti-Fracking Activist Sandra Steingraber | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — Sandra Steingraber’s gentle voice belies her fierce outrage at the destruction of Earth and human life, a rage that has driven her to devote herself to combating the chemical contaminants that endanger our well-being ...

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MUST SEE VIDEO: UN Climate Talks a Substantial Failure

MUST SEE VIDEO: UN Climate Talks a Substantial Failure | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

ECOWATCH — Must see video of Kumi Naido, executive director of Greenpeace International, providing an overview of the UN climate talks ...

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How to Tackle Climate Change Head On

How to Tackle Climate Change Head On | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS — The Clean Air Act provides the executive authority to require such emission reductions without congressional action, which would likely be delayed or blocked considering that many congressional Republican leaders...
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Waterkeepers Join Thousands at Final Public Hearing on Proposed Coal Export Terminals

Waterkeepers Join Thousands at Final Public Hearing on Proposed Coal Export Terminals | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — A growing coalition of Northwest residents are traveling hundreds of miles to make sure agencies understand their strong opposition to dangerous coal transport through their communities.
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Fracking Communities—Now Add Crime to the Laundry List of Problems Drilling Brings to Your Town

Fracking Communities—Now Add Crime to the Laundry List of Problems Drilling Brings to Your Town | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL — Between 2010 and 2011, there was a 16.1 percent increase in violent crime and a 10.3 percent increase in property crime statewide.
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Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding

Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project Receives $5 Million in New Funding | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
LAKE ERIE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION — Through a one-year cooperative agreement, the DOE has committed $4 million to support the advancement of the offshore wind energy project known as “Icebreaker,” which consists of five to nine wind turbines...
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Why Do American Taxpayers Give Away Minerals to Mining Companies?

Why Do American Taxpayers Give Away Minerals to Mining Companies? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
THINK PROGRESS — An analysis from the Government Accountability Office reveals that the government does not keep track of the amount and value of hardrock minerals—gold, silver, copper, etc.—mined on public lands that are being given away ...
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Prevent a New York Fracking Train Wreck—Submit Comments to the DEC Today

Prevent a New York Fracking Train Wreck—Submit Comments to the DEC Today | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
SHALE SHOCK MEDIA — As of today you may file a response to the proposed fracking regulations to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ...
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Online Tool Identifies Dangers of Toxic Coal Ash Impacting Your Community

Online Tool Identifies Dangers of Toxic Coal Ash Impacting Your Community | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
APPALACHIAN VOICES — The website features an interactive map and database of 100 coal-fired power plants in the Southeast, color-coded by the amount of damage each would inflict if the coal ash dams were to break ...
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New York's Attorney General Files Intent to Sue EPA for Failing to Address Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry

New York's Attorney General Files Intent to Sue EPA for Failing to Address Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
ECOWATCH — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of seven states, today notified the U.S.
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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of seven states, today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of his intent to sue the Agency for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry ...

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SIGN PETITION—NO COAL EXPORTS: Tell the Corps of Engineers to Analyze all Impacts of the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal

SIGN PETITION—NO COAL EXPORTS: Tell the Corps of Engineers to Analyze all Impacts of the Gateway Pacific Coal Terminal | EcoWatch | Scoop.it
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — This petition unites the voices of people across the globe who demand U.S. leaders take seriously the threat posed by the trafficking of coal ...
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Why is the Fracking Industry Worried Sick Over Promised Land?

Why is the Fracking Industry Worried Sick Over Promised Land? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

DESMOGBLOG — This month Focus Features releases Matt Damon’s new movie Promised Land and the oil and gas industry is worried sick about it. Promised Land is about a Pennsylvania farm town deciding whether to go forward with shale gas drilling ...

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How Walmart is Taking Over the Food System

How Walmart is Taking Over the Food System | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE — Walmart now captures $1 of every $4 Americans spend on groceries. It’s on track to claim one-third of food sales within five years ...

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Pending Bills Fail to Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash

Pending Bills Fail to Protect Communities from Toxic Coal Ash | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

EARTHJUSTICE — These bills—one passed by the House of Representatives in October 2011 and the other now pending in the Senate—would prevent the U.S.

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