Friday, February 21, 2020

Exxon, Peabody coal lobby for bill poised to load EPA science board with polluters

“That is a science advisory board – it will not function better by having fewer scientists on it."

Fracking giant Cabot sues Pennsylvania water contamination victim for $5 million

“It seems like a clear attempt by Cabot and the entire gas industry to intimidate us, our clients, and the public from protecting their rights.”

Why Canadian tar sands oil may be doomed

In the face of such challenging economics, what are Canadian tar sands producers doing? Tapping more oil than ever.

EPA approves the use of bee-killing pesticide on millions of acres

Trump’s EPA gave the okay to the ‘emergency’ use of sulfoxaflor, the bee-killing pesticide, on 13.9 million acres across 11 states. 

Stop dumping offshore fracking waste into Gulf of Mexico

"The agency has no business rubber-stamping the dumping of dangerous, disgusting chemicals without even trying to understand the risks."

Exxon’s Weapons of Mass Confusion on Climate Change

The real power, and our great hope, is in the People's rebellion: marches, civil disobedience, trainings, teach-ins and other actions to pressure leaders to put people and the planet over corporate profiteering.

Family receives $885K settlement after police kill their dog

The city of Hartford agreed to pay an $885,000 settlement to Harris and his daughter for both damages and a decade of legal costs.

TV Meteorologists Should Say It Loud and Clear: Climate Change Is Here

Climate change is here and it is real. It's time TV Meteorologists state the cold, hard facts: it is a planetary threat and there is plenty we can do about it.
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This year’s ozone hole is the smallest it’s been since 1988

The ozone shield in Earth’s stratosphere helps absorb the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which causes problems such as skin cancer.

Fake news about energy, clean and dirty

I used to listen to Freakonomics, an interesting podcast, until it called nuclear energy clean and nonpolluting. I haven’t listened to any...