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Calling for anti-capitalist bloc at the People's Climate March - by Some NYC @'s
On September 20, 2014, Bill McKibben's 350.org and a host of other Green NGOs are calling ( http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/a-call-to-arms-an-invitation-to-demand-action-on-climate-change-20140521 ) for a massive march through New York City to demand "the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone."
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41PM
Big Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day - by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes.
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
MORRO BAY, Calif. — On August 13, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent formal complaint letters to California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging the Morro Bay Marine Rehabilitation Center, the nonprofit arm of the Morro Bay Aquarium, committed tax fraud when it claimed nonprofit tax status based on false claims that the facility provides rehabilitation services to distressed marine animals. However, the Morro Bay Aquarium has no...
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21AM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport Runway Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN DIEGO— Conservation groups today formally notified the Federal Aviation Administration of plans to file a lawsuit to protect sensitive wetlands and endangered species at the Brown Field Municipal Airport near the San Diego border with Mexico (see PDF). The FAA is funding a runway reconstruction project and failed to include protections for rare wildlife species that live in vernal pools at the airport, such as the San Diego fairy shrimp and San Diego button-celery. A coalition of conser...
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:40PM
Deep Disappointment in Derrick Jensen's Transphobic DGR - by Former Jensen Supporter (moth)
It really disturbs me that my once favorite "eco-warrior" author Derrick Jensen has turned on the trans community and is now promoting hatred against them instead of forging new allies to protect the wilderness. All that political energy directed against the trans community by Jensen et. al. is wasted, he could have used that voice to save forests from clearcutting, protect desert aquifers and many other needed battles. Now instead Jensen's "Deep Green Resistance" (DGR) is walking hand in han...
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:19AM
Feds Urged to Suspend Grand Canyon Uranium Mine to Protect Water, Wildlife and People - by Center for Biological Diversity
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— Conservation groups have sent a letter (see PDF) urging federal regulators to suspend operations at a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, where millions of gallons of uranium-laced groundwater threaten people and wildlife. Records from the U.S. Geological Survey show that the contaminated groundwater — 80 times the limit set to protect public health and the environment — have inundated the Pinenut uranium mine immediately north of Grand Canyon National...
Posted: Thu Aug 7, 2014 2:07PM
Save the pink river dolphin (Amazon/Brasil) - by XAD
The pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as boto, is being massacred in the Amazon/Brasil to be used as bait. Save the pink river dolphin! Sign the petition!
Posted: Sun Aug 3, 2014 7:42PM
Study shows nontoxic ammunition widely available throughout California - by The Humane Society
Availability of alternatives indicates that state can begin implementing law requiring use of nonlead ammunition without hindering hunting activities.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:12PM
Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General - by Food & Water Watch
Harrisburg, Pa. – On July 29, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10AM
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