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Posted on March 02, 2015

 

Legal Petition Pushes Gov. Brown For Emergency Fracking Moratorium After Oil Waste Illegally Dumped into California Aquifers
Over 150 community, environmental and health groups press governor for urgent action amid revelations of aquifer contamination, benzene in fracking wastewater

Posted on February 25, 2015

Groups celebrate the veto of this misguided legislation, call for an outright rejection of Keystone XL

This afternoon, shortly after it hit his desk, President Obama vetoed misguided legislation that would have forced approval of the controversial proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Keystone XL opponents applauded the president’s swift and decisive move to protect his authority to make a decision on the pipeline, and expressed confidence that he will reject the pipeline outright since it is clearly not in the national interest.

Posted on February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015. Ottawa. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
and the Society for a GE Free BC are raising the alarm after learning that
the US government has approved the first genetically modified (GM) apple.

“The Canadian market needs to remain closed to this GM apple,” said Lucy
Sharratt of CBAN. “Health Canada should not approve this apple. Consumers
and farmers simply don’t want it on the market.”

Posted on February 03, 2015

 

A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ASKS MAJOR RETAILERS TO HALT SALES OF CERTAIN HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS AS DNA TESTS FAIL TO DETECT PLANT MATERIALS LISTED ON MAJORITY OF PRODUCTS TESTED

Cease And Desist Letters Sent To GNC, Target, Walgreens And Walmart As Most Store Brand Supplements Were Found To Contain Contaminants Not Identified On Ingredient Labels; Just 21% Of Supplement Tests Identified DNA From Plant Species Listed On Labels. Schneiderman: Mislabeled Consumer Products Pose Unacceptable Health Hazards.

Posted on January 30, 2015

 

Following Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod's announcement yesterday of a year-long feasibility study looking at an energy, communications and transportation corridor up the Mackenzie Valley, which could include a tar sands pipeline to the Arctic, Jessica Wilson, head of Greenpeace Canada Arctic campaign, said:

Posted on January 19, 2015

Why have salmon been pouring back into the Columbia River in record numbers recently while returns to the Washington coast and Puget Sound continue to drop?

One big reason is that, for the past decade, someone in a position of authority has been in charge of protecting and restoring Columbia River salmon.

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Posted on January 16, 2015

Ambassador BridgeStudy charts foreign corporations' growing use of NAFTA's investor protections to sue governments over environmental and economic regulations.

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Posted on December 30, 2014

Decades of organizing and protest rewarded!

Today, thanks to decades of citizen organizing and protest; the wise backing of the elected officials of the State of Vermont; the attempted deception of Vermont Yankee owners, Entergy, whose representatives even lied under oath; and the hopeless economics of nuclear power, the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down permanently.

The lights will not go out. In fact, the New England electric grid operator knew two years ago that permanently closing Vermont Yankee would not affect regional grid stability.

Posted on December 29, 2014

denial is not an energy policy1) It is historic. John Kerry was right to use the phrase in his New York Times oped announcing the deal: for the first time a developing nation has agreed to eventually limit its emissions, which has become a necessity for advancing international climate negotiations.

Posted on December 29, 2014

drinking fountainIn March, the beleaguered – some would say besieged – city of Detroit, Michigan announced it would begin shutting off water services to between 1,500 and 3,000 households every week. It seemed impossible at the time, but officials quickly made good on the promise – at least 27,000 households have had their water services disconnected in 2014.

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