Category Archives: Environment

Fossil Fuel Divestment & Faith Webinar—September 10, Webinar

Divestment seems to be the buzzword lately. But what is it?  What does it mean? Join us for a webinar along with perspectives from the United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church to learn what … Continue reading

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PA Department of Health Has Been Willfully Ignoring Calls About Fracking—Share Your Story

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Were Your Fracking-Related Health Complaints Swept Under the Rug? Several weeks ago, we got some disturbing news about the Pennsylvania Department of Health. As it turns out, this state agency has been instructing employees … Continue reading

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Earth Quaker Action Team Action on Mountaintop Removal—September 8, Washington, DC

On Monday, Sept 8 in Washington, D.C., EQAT & Climate First! will transform PNC bank into a classroom, complete with a teacher and blackboard. Through interactive lessons, we’ll remind PNC of the formula that leads to poisoned water in Appalachia. And how … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Calling for the US to Lead and Support International Climate Negotiations

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): One month from now, U.S. diplomats will join their colleagues from around the world to plan action to address climate change. But here in the United States, legislative action has been stalled … Continue reading

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Under Attack? Climate Change Raises PA’s Pesky Insect Population

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-22/climate-change-air-quality/under-attack-climate-change-raises-pas-pesky-insect-population/a41264-1 August 22, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Many forms of wildlife in Pennsylvania, from trees and plants to fish, have suffered the dangerous effects of climate change, but insects are thriving … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Posted at http://zcomm.org/znetarticle/wishful-thinking-about-natural-gas/ By Naomi Oreskes Source: TomDispatch.com  July 28, 2014 Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying … Continue reading

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Take Action: Don’t Sacrifice Our Environment and Health to “Trade”

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): We’ve made a lot of progress protecting our families and communities from air pollution, water contamination, and dumping of dangerous chemicals over the past several decades. But our work as a country isn’t done. … Continue reading

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Fracking Operators Illegally Injecting Diesel Fuel, Study Finds

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/14/fracking-operators-illegally-injecting-diesel-fuel-study-finds Published onThursday, August 14, 2014 by Common Dreams “The public deserves more disclosure and transparency about the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing,” attorney says. By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer (Photo: Bosc d’Anjou) Fracking companies have continued to … Continue reading

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Support EPA’s Proposal to Restore Clean Water Act Protections for our Vital Water Resources

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): For almost 30 years, the Clean Water Act provided broad protections for waters across the country, but two misguided Supreme Court decisions have created confusion about which waters are protected, leaving small streams and wetlands vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Top Five Myths About Coal—Sign Petition to EPA to Reduce Carbon

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Have you seen conflicting reports and articles about coal? With all the rumors out there it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. That’s why we’ve compiled the “Top 5 Myths About Coal” … Continue reading

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