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Battle Over Coal Trafficking Heats Up at Hearing

Battle Over Coal Trafficking Heats Up at Hearing | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE — On Dec. 4 in Spokane, Washington, more than 800 people packed the Spokane County Fairgrounds for the fifth of seven scheduled public hearings on the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal...

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Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking

Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

MARC YAGGI - As you read this, the Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings on a proposal to build the largest coal-export terminal in North America. A consortium of investors, myopically focused on profit, want to build...

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Battle Over Minisink Compressor Station Heats Up

Battle Over Minisink Compressor Station Heats Up | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The controversial project has been strongly opposed by the Minisink community in a battle that has already lasted nearly a year and a half. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project by an unprecedented slim margin...

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Why Has the Republican Party Abandoned Conservation as a Core Value?

Why Has the Republican Party Abandoned Conservation as a Core Value? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Here's a chance to reclaim what once was a popular core value of the Republican Party—conservation—and, at the same time, actually accomplish something...

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3 Arrested in Pipeline Barricade Action to Halt Keystone XL Construction

3 Arrested in Pipeline Barricade Action to Halt Keystone XL Construction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“I’m barricading this pipe with Tar Sands Blockade today to say loud and clear to the extraction industry that our communities and the resources we depend on for survival are not collateral damage...

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In Wake of Superstorm Sandy Ocean Advocates Decry Proposed Seismic Airgun Testing in Atlantic

In Wake of Superstorm Sandy Ocean Advocates Decry Proposed Seismic Airgun Testing in Atlantic | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, 22 organizations—from fishermen to ocean advocates and marine scientists, including Clean Ocean Action, Oceana and Surfrider Foundation—sent a letter to Secretary Salazar at the Department of the Interior (DOI) requesting that proposed...

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Obama Administration Announces First-Ever Offshore Wind Farm Leases

Obama Administration Announces First-Ever Offshore Wind Farm Leases | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Obama administration has announced competitive lease sales for wind energy development in areas off the coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia. This is the first time that a portion of the outer...

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Five Times Greater Than Climate Finance

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Five Times Greater Than Climate Finance | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Fossil fuel subsidies in rich countries are, on average, five times greater than those same countries’ pledges towards climate finance (support to developing countries to address climate change and its impacts)...

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Carbon-Addicted U.S. Shifts from User to Pusher While Repudiating Renewable Energy Solutions

Carbon-Addicted U.S. Shifts from User to Pusher While Repudiating Renewable Energy Solutions | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

That’s not the end of the story though, as the coal industry has reacted to the loss of domestic markets by looking overseas.

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Protesters Speak Out Against Investments in Mountaintop Removal at 15 PNC Bank Branches

Protesters Speak Out Against Investments in Mountaintop Removal at 15 PNC Bank Branches | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Quakers, students and community activists held the largest coordinated action of their campaign at 15 PNC banks across the eastern seaboard yesterday as part of Earth Quaker Action Team's (EQAT) effort to end PNC's investments in a controversial...

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America's Rust Bucket Reactor Fleet Fast Approaching Critical Mass

America's Rust Bucket Reactor Fleet Fast Approaching Critical Mass | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Solartopians everywhere can celebrate an election that seemed to show some progress toward saving our beleaguered planet, but our survival still depends on shutting all these old reactors before the next Fukushima contaminates us with far more than...

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Enbridge’s Proposal to Ship Tar Sands Oil Eastward Puts Ontario and Quebec Communities at Risk

Enbridge’s Proposal to Ship Tar Sands Oil Eastward Puts Ontario and Quebec Communities at Risk | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Pipeline giant Enbridge filed yesterday to seek approval to reverse its Line 9B pipeline to bring more dangerous tar sands oil eastward to Montreal for export. Groups in Canada and the U.S...

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We Can't Prevent Cancer Until We Prevent Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

We Can't Prevent Cancer Until We Prevent Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

This week’s editorial in Nature is dead right! Empty promises by well-meaning groups to beat cancer only serve to provide false hope and dismiss justified concerns by consumers and environmental health experts.

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Highlights from a Fracking Flyover

Highlights from a Fracking Flyover | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

SKYTRUTH — On Nov. 15, John Amos and I headed up to Pittsburgh to guide EDF and representatives from their partner foundations on an aerial tour of active natural gas fields...

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Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related?

Are Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Related? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

THINK PROGRESS — Two new papers tie a recent increase in significant earthquakes to reinjection of wastewater fluids from unconventional oil and gas drilling. The first study notes...

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Groups Sue State Water Board for Delay of Agricultural Regulations

Groups Sue State Water Board for Delay of Agricultural Regulations | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

In recent years dozens of sea otters have washed ashore dead in Monterey County, killed by the toxic blue-green algae microcystis which blooms in nutrient enriched waters...

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Fracking Infrastructure = Paradise Lost

Fracking Infrastructure = Paradise Lost | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

It's a story of paradise lost for some Pennsylvania residents who are confronted with a natural gas transmission compressor station that has...

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Fracking Chemicals Used in Texas Kept Secret 19,000 Times in First Eight Months of this Year

Fracking Chemicals Used in Texas Kept Secret 19,000 Times in First Eight Months of this Year | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The evidence keeps piling up regarding the inadequacy of state fracking disclosure laws when it comes to ensuring transparency. A recent article from Bloomberg News finds that...

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Gov. Cuomo, Lift Shroud of Secrecy Around Fracking

Gov. Cuomo, Lift Shroud of Secrecy Around Fracking | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Today, Elected Officials to Protect New York—representing more than 550 elected officials from all 62 counties in New York—held a press conference at Syracuse City Hall to release a letter detailing objections to the quiet release of irrelevant...

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Fracking Our Food Supply—New Reports of Livestock Illnesses

Fracking Our Food Supply—New Reports of Livestock Illnesses | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The article tells the story of Jacki Schilke, a cattle rancher in the Bakken shale area of North Dakota. There are 32 oil wells within three miles of her ranch...

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BREAKING: Activists Barricade Themselves Inside Pipe to Halt Keystone XL Construction

BREAKING: Activists Barricade Themselves Inside Pipe to Halt Keystone XL Construction | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

“I’m barricading this pipe with Tar Sands Blockade today to say loud and clear to the extraction industry that our communities and the resources we depend on for survival are not collateral damage...

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Hundreds March During UN Climate Conference Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change

Hundreds March During UN Climate Conference Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Hundreds of activists from the Arab region and around the world attended a historical march at Cornish Park in Doha, Qatar demanding urgent actions to address climate change during the UN climate conference, COP18.

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Qiantang River Waterkeeper Grabs Media Spotlight on Chinese TV

Qiantang River Waterkeeper Grabs Media Spotlight on Chinese TV | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

The Qiantang River Waterkeeper, Xin Hao, and his team were recently featured on Zhejiang Satellite Television in a three-part report on their Waterkeeper activities on the Qiantang River and its tributaries.

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Tell the BLM to Establish Strong Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

Tell the BLM to Establish Strong Rules for Fracking on Public Lands | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Sign this petition to tell the Bureau of Land Management to issue strong rules for federal fracking leases on public lands...

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Will Congress Jump of the Fiscal Cliff and Into Deep Water by Gutting Environmental and Health Protections?

Will Congress Jump of the Fiscal Cliff and Into Deep Water by Gutting Environmental and Health Protections? | EcoWatch | Scoop.it

Here's what should be on the table: eliminating subsidies for the oil and gas industry. There's an instant $4 billion a year back in our coffers, instead of in the pockets of some of world's most profitable corporations.

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