Category Archives: Environment

The Administration’s New Fracking Rule Has a Few Catches

Posted at http://www.foreffectivegov.org/blog/administrations-new-fracking-rule-has-few-catches by Amanda Frank, 3/23/2015 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just released a long-awaited rule that regulates fracking on federal and tribal lands, the first revision to federal fracking standards in almost 30 years. BLM currently manages over 100,000 … Continue reading

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New Report: Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Did you know that 84,000 chemicals are registered for use in American products? You might think that they’ve all been tested for safety. You would be wrong. The federal government started comprehensively regulating … Continue reading

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Thanks to Climate Change, Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest Levels Ever Recorded

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/20/thanks-climate-change-arctic-sea-ice-lowest-levels-ever-recorded Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 by Common Dreams National Snow and Ice Data Center researchers find ‘Arctic is being seriously impacted by our warming climate’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer Blue sky begins to break through … Continue reading

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Resistance to Gas Pipelines Spreading

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-23/energy-policy/resistance-to-gas-pipelines-spreading/a45260-1 March 23, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Huge pipelines intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas to eastern markets are running into spreading resistance from … Continue reading

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When Legally Liable, Companies Don’t Dispute Global Warming

Corbin Hiar and Manuel Quiñones, E&E reporters Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 U.S. coal companies that are publicly skeptical of man-made climate change acknowledge in mandatory financial disclosures the widely accepted scientific link between fossil fuel emissions and a warming … Continue reading

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6th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference—May 19-20, Harrisburg

From the Choose Clean Water Coalition (http://www.choosecleanwater.org): When: May 19-20 Where:  Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg Join us to learn new skills, see how clean water goals are being met locally, hear policy updates, and discuss best practices … Continue reading

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President of Union of Concerned Scientists to Speak on Responses to Global Climate Change—April 6, Harrisburg

Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists will be at Widener Law, 3800 Vartan Way in Room A180 on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. His talk, Climate Change, Climate Action: The Path Forward will give an overview … Continue reading

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Sign On in Support of “Sustainable Diet” Recommendations

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): Right now, federal officials are considering a new set of dietary guidelines that include not just what’s on your plate, but the broader impacts of food choices — including how that … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized regulations for fracking on public lands — but regulations don’t protect us from the impacts of fracking. Regulated fracking still results in harm to people’s health,1 accidental … Continue reading

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New Interactive Map/Report: Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): Did you know 84,000 chemicals are registered for use in American products? You might think that they’ve all been tested for safety. You would be wrong. The federal government started comprehensively regulating chemicals … Continue reading

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