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Urge the EPA to Require Disclosure of Dangerous Fracking Chemicals!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Amanda Jahshan in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Finally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the ingredients in the chemical cocktails they use in their fracking operations.   In the face of increased oil and gas development across Montana --...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

Satellite images show tar sands extraction obliterating Boreal forest right before our eyes

Posted July 15, 2014 by Liz Barratt-Brown in Moving Beyond Oil

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Today, the Global Forest Watch program of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Global Forest Watch Canada released maps of forest loss in the tar sands region of Alberta, in the heart of Canada’s Boreal forest.  These maps make very...continued

New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Should Take Action Against Tar Sands

Posted July 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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From July 13-15, 2014, the Governors of the six New England states, and Premiers of the five Eastern Canada provinces will meet at their annual conference, which will be hosted this year by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, in Bretton...continued

What Big Oil Isn't Telling You About California's Clean Energy Law

Posted July 10, 2014 by Simon Mui in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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We’ve seen this play before: the oil industry is once again trying to scare California into giving it a free pass on pollution. Last week, Big Oil cranked up, once again, its campaign to block the next critical step in...continued

Guest blog: Report on 9-month-long tar sands well blow out reveals systemic problems

Posted July 9, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Moving Beyond Oil

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This blog was drafted by Joshua Axelrod, NRDC legal consultant A recent report prepared for tar sands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) raises new questions about the safety of the industry’s drilling (or in situ) operations.  The new revelations cast...continued

Tar sands operations tainting local foods according to study

Posted July 7, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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A new study released by two Alberta First Nations communities in partnership with the University of Manitoba reports that certain carcinogens released in tar sands operations are being found in high levels in local wildlife.  The study also reports a...continued

The Lac-Mégantic crude oil train derailment tragedy: A year later, are we safer?

Posted July 7, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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Today over 1,000 people packed Ste-Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec to remember the 47 people who died there one year ago after a run-away crude oil train derailed and exploded. Together with Mayor Roy Laroche, who gave a moving speech...continued

Journal Entries From a Healing Walk Participator

Posted July 3, 2014 by Denée Reaves in Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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I had the honor of attending the Healing Walk in Fort McMurray Alberta this past week. This walk, which is in its fifth and final year, was started by First Nation communities in Alberta to highlight the healing that needs...continued

Healing Walk Picture Blog

Posted July 3, 2014 by Denée Reaves in Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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As I mentioned in a previous blog, I had the honor of attending the fifth and last Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada this past week. The Healing Walk is in its fifth and final year, was started by...continued

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