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document Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns cae_blockingthesun_v2.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment California
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2016 – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing, pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and running media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:08PM
text New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
text Trump's New Interior Department Transition Team Leader Believes Burning Fossil Fuels Is a 'Moral' Imperative by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016 — President-elect Trump today again shook up his anti-environmental transition team, naming the director of a pro-Big-Oil think tank to lead his Interior Department advisory group....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:12PM
text Feds Block Offshore Arctic Drilling, Allow New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 18, 2016 — A new offshore oil and gas plan from the U.S. Department of the Interior blocks two drilling leases in the Arctic, but allows a new lease in Alaska’s Cook Inlet and 10 new leases in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years – a step that will worsen climate change by ensuring significant greenhouse gas pollution for the next 70 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:36PM
text EPA Approves Use of Dangerous Herbicide Dicamba on GE Crops by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2016 — Ignoring the legal requirement to examine threats to endangered species, the Environmental Protection Agency today approved the use of the dangerously toxic herbicide dicamba on crops genetically engineered to tolerate the pesticide. Dicamba has been around for decades, but this new EPA decision allows the herbicide to be sprayed directly on genetically engineered cotton and soybeans — opening the door for dicamba use to jump from less than 1 million pounds to m...
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:16AM
image This Election, Keys Residents Vote “NO” on GE Mosquitoes 480_mosquito_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, November 9th, 2016 — Residents of Key Haven, Florida made it clear with their votes this Election Day that they do not want genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes released in their backyards. Key Haven was selected by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board to be the site of the first-ever U.S. release of GE mosquitoes, manufactured by Oxitec. The people in Key Haven pushed hard to have their voices heard in a non-binding vote on whether or not to allow the release – and ...
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 12:22PM
image Hawaiian Cultural Group Sues U.S. Army Over Cultural Access at Makua makua-map-oahu.jpg by via Earthjustice
The Army’s two-and-a-half year ban on access to cultural sites at Mākua Military Reservation on O‘ahu violates a 2001 court-ordered settlement...
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 5:16PM
image New Fracking-related Earthquakes in Oklahoma Spark Demand for Oil, Gas Lease Withdrawal oklahoma_earthquakes_and_fracking.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
CUSHING, Okla., November 7, 2016 — Sunday’s earthquake that damaged dozens of buildings near an oil and gas pipeline hub in Cushing, Okla., is further proof that fracking and wastewater injection are too dangerous to people and property to be allowed to continue, the Center for Biological Diversity said today. The Center in May called on the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw 11 proposed oil and gas leases in Oklahoma because of earthquake risks. The BLM has yet to respond to that request....
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 12:42PM
video Oklahoma Shaking (video/mp4 30.1mb) by Richard Stover
Oklahoma has seen a dramatic increase in earthquakes in the last few years. These quakes are caused by deep underground injection of wastewater produced from oil and gas extraction activities. The activities including normal pumping, fracking and a process called dewatering....
Posted: Sat Nov 5, 2016 11:58AM
document Out of Sight Out of Mind out_of_sight_out_of_mind_-_report.pdf_140_.jpg by Amnesty International
November 3, 2016 - Decades of resource development and government policy failures have strained the social fabric of communities in northeast British Columbia (BC), Canada, and have put the lives and safety of Indigenous women and girls at great risk, Amnesty International said in a new report....
Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 4:16PM
document Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking ea_dangerous_scrn.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment America
Boston, Mass., October 13, 2016 – More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution....
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:29AM
text ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Police Use of Face Recognition by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON, October 18, 2016 — The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter (see PDF) today to the Justice Department urging it to investigate the increasing use and impact of face recognition by police....
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:45PM
image Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development 480_trees_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
North Myrtle Beach, SC, October 21, 2016 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall only days before, strategies to stop the development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) were the topic at a meeting that brought Indigenous Peoples, scientists, ecologists, and legal, social and environmental justice experts to North Myrtle Beach over October 12-18....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:48PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for once again approving a toxic pesticide without fully considering its potential harm to the environment. The potent new plant-killer, halauxifen-methyl, could harm rare plants and the increasingly imperiled monarch butterfly. Yet the EPA approved the chemical without a robust and legally required scientific evaluation of its effects, including its potential to harm to bees and ot...
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:52PM
text Court Rules Former Top CIA Officials Must Be Deposed in Torture Psychologists Lawsuit by American Civil Liberties Union
SPOKANE, Wash., October 5, 2016 — A federal judge has ordered that former high-ranking CIA officials will have to sit for depositions in the lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:17PM
image Electric cars: Running on child labour? 480_democratic_republic_of_congo_drc_artisanal_cobalt_mining_1.jpg by Amnesty International
September 29, 2016 - Leading electric car makers must come clean to their consumers about the steps they are taking to keep child labour out of their supply chains, and be open about any abuses that they do find, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the Paris Motor Show where new models of electric cars will be displayed....
Posted: Sat Oct 1, 2016 2:32AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 Michael Steinberg Black Rain Press...
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:02PM
document Groups Call on EPA to Correct Unsupported Claims in Major Fracking Study september_27_group_letter_to_epa.pdf_140_.jpg by via Food & Water Watch
Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:17PM
text Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized new rules today that restrict the ability of ordinary citizens, scientists and public-interest organizations to obtain Endangered Species Act protections for species on the brink of extinction. The new rules eliminate the ability of the public to submit multispecies petitions and require that 30 days prior to submitting a petition, the petitioner must notify every state where an...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19PM
text Chelsea Manning Punishment for Suicide Attempt is Cruel and Inhumane by Amnesty International
A prison disciplinary board has sentenced Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, to 14 days in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt in July....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:46PM