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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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Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million

Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million
The debate over the pros and cons of Proposition 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money behind the campaign. The big corporate money behind the water bond largely determines who the bond will benefit — billionaires, corporate agribusiness, oil companies and The 1%, not the people, fish or wildlife of California.
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I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates

I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates
At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where they stand on the important issue of climate change. Many of their answers have been recorded for posterity and, at best, hilarity. At worst, the peril of this planet.
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Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit

Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit
The Sierra Club has announced that they are launching an ad campaign in hopes of garnering public support for an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit. The successful credit program expired after it fell into the crosshairs of the Koch brothers, who vowed to make the tax credit “so toxic that it makes it impossible for John Boehner to sit at a table with Harry Reid and say, ‘Yeah, I can bend on this one.”
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Chaz Bolte
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Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief

Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief
You’re not the only one who gets frustrated when John Boehner, Marco Rubio and others in Congress turn a blind eye to devastating, scientific evidence regarding climate change. In an interview with Thomas L. Friedman scheduled to air as part of the final episode of "Years of Living Dangerously," President Barack Obama revealed that he’s really no different than many of us when it comes to climate deniers.
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Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium

Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium
Big Oil's money worked. Spending $1.5M on state senators got them the votes to sink a moratorium on fracking in California.
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Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use

Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use
Tupper Hull, spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former press spokesman for the Westlands Water District, admitted in an interview on National Public Radio (NPR) what the anti-fracking community has known for a long time – once they figure out how to make the Monterey Shale economically viable, the water usage will ramp up significantly.
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Abusive Hate Campaign Targets Climate Change Philosopher

Abusive Hate Campaign Targets Climate Change Philosopher
Philosopher Lawrence Torcello wrote an article arguing there was “good reason to consider” that “the funding of climate denial” was morally and criminally negligent. He was prepared for blow-back, but not the malevolence that ensued.
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Colorado Legislators Seek to Punish Cities that Ban Fracking

Colorado Legislators Seek to Punish Cities that Ban Fracking
Rep. Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch and Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling, both Republicans, announced they will attempt to get an initiative on the ballot to block local jurisdictions from getting severance tax revenues or grants from Departments of Local Affairs as long as they have fracking bans or moratoria in place.
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Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved

Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved
Recent polling has indicated strong support by the American public for approving construction of the Keystone XL Canadian tar sands export pipeline. Yet, this support is based on a series of falsehoods, spread by the very people who stand to benefit from the pipeline’s approval.
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