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New Report: Fracking a Violation of Our Basic Human Rights

New Report: Fracking a Violation of Our Basic Human Rights
A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on basic human rights.
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Roan Plateau Drilling Deal Hailed as Win-Win Energy and Environment

Roan Plateau Drilling Deal Hailed as Win-Win Energy and Environment
FRISCO, Colo.  — A 15 year battle over fossil fuel drilling on northwest Colorado’s remote and rugged Roan Plateau ended last week with the type of compromise that’s rare in energy showdowns.
Under the court-approved deal, the Bureau of Land Management will develop a new plan for the Roan that would protect the most important natural areas atop the 34,000 acre plateau while enabling some drilling in other areas, especially around the base of the plateau.
Energy companies agreed to avoid building roads and drill pads in the plateau’s most sensitive
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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking
by Walter Brasch
 
For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.
According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in support from March 2013, and a 9 percent increase in opposition.
The poll also reveals those who support fracking tend
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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Could Leave a Lot of Renewable Energy Gains On The Table

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Could Leave a Lot of Renewable Energy Gains On The Table
Many states are already on track to meet or beat the renewable energy targets laid out for them by the EPA's Clean Power Plan, according to a new report from Earthjustice.
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NASA Model Shows How Carbon Emissions Travel Around The World

NASA scientists have brought to life the invisible carbon emissions floating around the atmosphere in a vivid, swirling simulation.
Computer model is the first to show in such fine detail how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere moves across the globe.
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Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate

Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate
Chanting Erupts as Keystone Fails In Senate
Moments after Senator Elizabeth Warren announces a bill to permit building the Keystone pipeline has failed to gather enough votes, chanting erupts.
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30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted

30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted
The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the fact that Southern California's oceans were fracked at least 203 times over the past 20 years.
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Watch Bill Nye Shred a Climate Denying Congresswoman

Watch Bill Nye Shred a Climate Denying Congresswoman
Bill Nye the Science Guy has no patience with climate deniers like Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), whom he faced off with on a recent segment of CBS’s Meet The Press. Blackburn blithely dismissed his contention that climate change is real. Then Nye stepped in.
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Groundbreaking Study Finds Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Near Fracking Sites

Groundbreaking Study Finds Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Near Fracking Sites
The air quality near fracking sites and other gas and oil operations may not be safe to breathe, according to a new study Air Concentrations of Volatile Compounds Near Oil and Gas Production: A Community-Based Exploratory Study, published today in the journal Environmental Health.
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In Pennsylvania Governor's Race, Environmential Issues of Fracking a No-Show

In Pennsylvania Governor's Race, Environmential Issues of Fracking a No-Show
Fracking has become a prominent issue in this year's Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, energizing ads, debates and campaign appearances.
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