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DuPont Refuses Treatment of Toxic TCE Plume; Form Phosgene Smog Over Lake - by DuPont Profits Trump Life
For several decades a DuPont ammunition plant in Pompton Lakes, NJ has leaked pollution into the groundwater and chemical gases (TCE, PCE and others) have seeped into resident’s basements causing cancer and other health disorders. The DuPont Corporation refuses to clean their pollution site and the EPA ignores the residents and works their magic on them with deceptive words. Latest plan for remediation by DuPont is to have the plume washed into the lake with fast moving solvents. They forgo...
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:55AM
Communism And Corporate Democracy Fracking The US and Canada - by Tomas DiFiore
May 27, 2014 – A Bloomberg News analysis of 61 shale drilling companies found that the economic picture of shale oil and gas is unstable. Shale debt has almost doubled over the last four years while revenue has gained just 5.6 percent. For the 61 companies in their analysis, Bloomberg News reported: “In a measure of the shale industry’s financial burden, debt hit $163.6 billion in the first quarter.” Communists and Capitalists Together - Boring Through The Bedrock Of This Nation
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:54PM
The EPA, The OMB Bureaucracy, Risk Assessment And National Climate Coalitions - by Tomas DiFiore
Rural Nevada Protests Fracking June 6, 2014 RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural county has joined an environmental group in challenging an oil and gas lease sale in central Nevada that could open 270 square miles of public land to hydraulic fracturing. Lander County Commissioner Dean Bullock said the county's protest was filed on behalf of ranchers and farmers. Communities across America continue to ban fracking with local community ordinances. There are no 'symbolic gestures'. Community Right's Init...
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:48PM
Obama Admin. Clears Way for Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama administration released a decision authorizing the use of dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. While the decision includes limited protections for species like the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which there are less than 500 left worldwide, Oceana says they do not go far enough to combat the threats posed to fisheries...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:59PM
Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
Loggerhead Sea Turtles Win Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History - by Joanna Nasar
After more than five years of delay, threatened loggerhead sea turtles today won federal protection of critical habitat — 685 miles of beaches from Mississippi to North Carolina and more than 300,000 square miles of ocean — on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Following a 2013 lawsuit by conservation groups, the federal government designated important nesting beaches and ocean waters off several states as protected areas essential for loggerhead recovery in the largest designation of “criti...
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 10:31AM
Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Tries to Spin CA Condor Lead Poisonings as "Success Story" - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX— As part of a campaign opposing limits on toxic lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest, the Arizona Department of Game and Fish is asserting that the best measure of efforts to protect California condors from lead ammunition is not the number of lead-related condor deaths but the percentage of hunters enrolled in a volunteer program to reduce exposure to lead bullets.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:20PM
National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On June 17, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as established by Congress under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:08PM
wtul news interviews Natasha Noordhoof on Gulf Restoration Network's 20 year anniversary (audio/mpeg 6.6MB) - by wtulnews
Natasha Noordhoff spoke to us on Gulf Restoration Network's 20 years of advocacy for clean water, healthy wetlands, and whale conservation in one of the oil sacrifice zones of the United States, the Offshore Gulf of Mexico.
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:37AM
Green Sea Turtle ‘Sanjay’ Makes Historic Migration - by Joanna Nasar
Sanjay, a male endangered green sea turtle, made history when he completed his 14-day migration from the Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador. Sanjay is the first turtle to directly link these two protected marine areas, proving the connectivity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific as well as the importance of protecting migration routes.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:43PM
Wildlife Groups and Sportsmen Petition Feds to End Lead Ammunition on Public Lands - by The Humane Society
Animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, along with individual hunters and sportsmen, have petitioned the Department of the Interior to require the use of non-lead ammunition when discharging a firearm on the more than 160 million acres of federal lands managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year, an estimated 10 to 20 million birds and other animals die from lead poisoning, either by ingesting lead shot or fragments directly or by feedin...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:58PM
Oil Companies Used 45 Million Pounds of Air Toxic Chemicals in LA Area Over Past Year - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— Oil companies over the past year used more than 45 million pounds of dangerous chemicals in Los Angeles and Orange counties that have a history of escaping into the air and posing serious health risks to people, according to a new analysis (see PDF). The data analysis examined “air toxic” chemicals used in selected oil and gas extraction methods monitored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:22PM
Coastal Commission Urged to Consider Offshore Fracking's Threat to Huntington Beach - by Center for Biological Diversity
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.— As the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach today, hazmat suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch will urge commissioners to consider the threat fracking poses to the local environment because of the hundreds of active oil wells in the city’s coastal zone. The protest starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday outside Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:42PM
BRAZIL NOW – Happy Football World Cup vs. Lethal Indigenous Hardship - by Ardaga - Huup-té Dschaam Dscheu
The Tenharim Nation from the State of Amazonas, Brazil, once was big. So was the Amazon rainforest. But lethal agribusiness tirelessly progresses deeper and deeper into what once was the Amazon rainforest and the cultural and spiritual area of so many healthy forest peoples. Apart from so many protection success stories delivered these days by mass media agencies and other storytellers.
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 3:40PM
Calentamiento global: Los fallos de Obama comparados con la acción real de China - by Steven Argue
(Credito de la foto: ChinaDaily.com) turbina de viento china (Producción de energía rapidamente en expansión en China) For the following article in English, see: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/06/03/18756868.php
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 9:05AM
Save the Sespe Petition Draws 2,000 Supporters - by Save the Sespe
A controversial proposal to frack the Sespe wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest sparked a massive petition effort by local residents concerned about high-risk oil and gas drilling near the federally-protected wilderness area.
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 11:11AM
Vancouver Council opposes Tesoro oil terminal - by Eric Florip and Stephanie Rice
Close to 700 people attended a Vancouver City Council meeting Monday, and a majority of speakers urged councilors to fight an oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 6:54AM
Proposed Fracking in California Condor Habitat Draws Protest - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— An oil industry proposal to drill and frack eight new wells and construct thousands of feet of new pipelines in the middle of Los Padres National Forest threatens the California condor and would generate fracking pollution dangerous to human health, two environmental groups said in a letter sent today to forest officials and the federal Bureau of Land Management (see PDF).
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 7:17PM
Obama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon From Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
A coalition of advocates for alternatives to pesticides, conservation organizations, and fishing groups have reached a significant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement restores reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon and steelhead from five broad-spectrum insect killers – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:48PM
Global Warming: Obama’s Failures Compared to China’s Real Action - by Steven Argue
[Photo: China's rapidly expanding energy production. Photo credit, ChinaDaily.com.
Posted: Tue Jun 3, 2014 12:38PM