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With Bill Undermined by Industry, CA Environmentalists Call for Fracking Moratorium

With Bill Undermined by Industry, CA Environmentalists Call for Fracking Moratorium
Once there was a real split in the environmental community over fracking legislation. The National Resources Defense Council, CLCV and a number of other organizations were supporting Sen. Fran Pavley's SB 4 to regulate the process. Others were calling for a complete moratorium to ensure safety while sufficient data was gathered.
It seems that split ended when the oil and gas friendly amendments made it into the bill in the Assembly.
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Collapsed Salt Mine Causing Massive Sinkhole in Louisiana, Residents Evacuated

Collapsed Salt Mine Causing Massive Sinkhole in Louisiana, Residents Evacuated
New video filmed in Bayou Corne, Louisiana by the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) shows the latest "slough in" at an ongoing sinkhole sucking in whole trees. The toxic sinkhole was discovered by a resident on August 3rd, 2012. It was three acres then, but it's grown to over 24 acres since. According to OEP Director John Boudreaux, "The sinkhole continues to be active and grow."
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Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA

Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA
After playing the victims of an allegedly unfair, and completely fabricated, “war on coal" the coal industry has gone on the offensive, launching their own war on federal regulators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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ALEC Unveils New Anti-Environmental Agenda in Chicago

ALEC Unveils New Anti-Environmental Agenda in Chicago
New internal documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveal new methods that fossil fuel companies, agrochemical interests and corporate lobbying groups will use to influence state policies in the coming months through the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.
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Oil Companies Using Shadow 'Marine Life Protection' Agency to Clear Way for More Fracking

Oil Companies Using Shadow 'Marine Life Protection' Agency to Clear Way for More Fracking
It's pretty clear that the $50 billion tunnels — to be paid for by California tax payers —will only really benefit oil companies and agribusiness in the state. What's unclear, however, is the role that the tunnels will play in increased fracking, both on land and under the ocean.
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World Wide Renewable Energy Capacity Now Equivalent to 1,500 Nuclear Reactors

World Wide Renewable Energy Capacity Now Equivalent to 1,500 Nuclear Reactors
Global energy-generating capacity from renewable sources rose by 115 gigawatts in 2012, compared with 105 gigawatts the previous year, which is great news for both consumers and the environment. The bad news for American workers? China is leading the way.
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Christian End-Times Belief May Be Blocking Climate Change Action

Christian End-Times Belief May Be Blocking Climate Change Action
A study has found that a major roadblock on climate change action in the United States is the Christian belief that biblical end-times is coming. Such a high percentage of Republican voters believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ that efforts to curb green house gas emissions are being effectively curbed, according to a new study.
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Chris vs. Chris: Hayes Rebuffs Christie Over Climate Change Denial

Chris vs. Chris: Hayes Rebuffs Christie Over Climate Change Denial
MSNBC host Chris Hayes took Chris Christie to task on his Tuesday night show for dismissing climate change following Hurricane Sandy.
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Buried in Transparency: Pennsylvania's Latest Shell Game to Protect Big Energy

Buried in Transparency: Pennsylvania's Latest Shell Game to Protect Big Energy
Whether it's an antiquated analog filing system or inefficient policies, the Pennsylvania Department of Energy is keeping the information surrounding Big Energy's takeover of the state a secret by burying it in legalese, red tape and massive amounts of irrelevant information.
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A Third of All Bee Colonies in the US Died Last Winter

A Third of All Bee Colonies in the US Died Last Winter
Nearly a third of managed honey bee colonies were lost this past winter, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) found, a 42 percent increase in loss over the previous winter.
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