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Report finds illegal use of diesel in fracking fluid, highlights problems with FracFocus

Posted August 22, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) released a report which found that companies had disclosed using diesel fuel in fracking in 12 states.  The use of diesel fuel as a component of fracking fluid is illegal without a permit under...continued

Protection for San Gabriel Mountains has broad support in advance of upcoming public meeting

Posted August 20, 2014 by Ramya Sivasubramanian in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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According to recently released polling, "80 percent of Los Angeles County voters support the proposed protection of the San Gabriel Mountains and rivers." Support is even higher among Latinos (88%) and Asian-Americans (82%). Women with kids in their household (like...continued

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Posted August 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway. Within days, the mine owner, the...continued

Pennsylvania: yet another report on dangerous environmental and health impacts in the frack patch

Posted August 15, 2014 by Amy Mall in Health and the Environment

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Exactly three years ago, I blogged about Pam Judy in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Pam's family experienced severe health symptoms after a compressor station was built on her neighbor's property, including nose bleeds, vertigo, mouth blisters, extreme headaches, fatigues, vomiting, and emergency room visits. Air...continued

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Posted August 15, 2014 by Pamela Rivera in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many...continued

California Misses Opportunity to Swap a Full Nuclear Plant for Clean Energy

Posted August 14, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Ever since California’s giant nuclear plant shut down two years ago due to malfunctions and poor economics of revival, state regulators and politicians have been wrestling with the question of: How much clean energy can we use to replace that...continued

8 Questions for Every Water Utility after the UCLA Water Main Break

Posted August 14, 2014 by Ed Osann in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country.  Find out for yourself how...continued

EPA must step in after WV's repeated failure to protect drinking water from oil and gas waste

Posted August 14, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today NRDC sent a letter to U.S. EPA calling on them to crack down on the state of West Virginia’s lax oversight of oil and gas and fracking wastewater disposal wells—that is putting drinking water at risk of contamination, and...continued

Reducing Your Risk - Steps to Limit Your Triclosan Exposure

Posted August 13, 2014 by Kristi Pullen in Health and the Environment

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Last weekend, I had the good fortune to hang out with two of the coolest people I know – my one- and eight-year-old nieces.  The one-year-old is hungry for knowledge and easily entertained by silly things, and the eight-year-old never...continued

Revised Water Bond Is the Right Response to California's Drought

Posted August 12, 2014 by Kate Poole in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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A broad array of stakeholders and interest groups, including NRDC, joined Governor Brown today to call for action on a proposed water bond that is slimmed down, focused on a key set of investments, and far superior to the $11.1...continued

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