Topic: Energy

Join Us for a Panel Discussion on Fracking and Climate Justice

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If you’re at SXSW Eco in Austin, don’t miss this panel on Wednesday, October 9th from noon to 1pm!  

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A Master Class on Fracking (and earn CME credits)

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You have probably heard a lot over the past couple years about fracking and natural gas. Proponents of fracking say: • The natural gas boom will make the US energy independent. • Natural gas is the bridge fuel that will help us stop climate change and fracking helps us get there faster. • Fracking is…

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New Yorkers: Support the Fracking Moratorium!

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Last week, New York Assembly Democrats approved a two-year fracking moratorium. They believe, like us, that the health effects of hydrofracking should be studied before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can approve moving forward with fracking in the state. Now, it’s your chance to support this groundbreaking legislation. Parents and families everywhere must voice their…

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In New York, the 11th Hour in the Fight Against Fracking

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It is an anxious and exciting time here in New York. We are in what health advocates are calling the 11th hour in determining the fate of New York and whether natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) will take place in the state. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation have…

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CEH In New York: Protecting the Public from Fracking Chemicals

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Last week, I presented testimony to a New York State Assembly Committee hearing on the state’s proposed new rules for fracking – rules that we consider woefully inadequate to protect New Yorkers from the real health and environmental risks from fracking and fracking chemicals. I gave testimony as part of a panel of experts that…

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Keep our water safe from toxic fracking chemicals

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The Cuomo Administration has released draft rules to allow fracking for natural gas – a technology that has yet to be proven safe and puts our children and families at risk from water contamination, air pollution, and other toxic health threats. And we have just 3 days to submit comments opposing this plan. Please take…

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Book Review: Rooftop Revolution

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Many of us feel helpless when facing the looming threats of climate change and ask, “What can I do?”  You may already recycle, buy organic groceries, and drive a fuel efficient car, but have you thought about changing the way you consume energy entirely?  Danny Kennedy’s Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy–and…

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Californians to the EPA – We Want Clean Air!

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As the summer heat sets in, some may consider the air quality a passing concern, while for others it is an invisible cage on their daily activity: “I check the air quality rating every day now,” said one former college track athlete and lung cancer survivor, now a Sacramento trainer in his early thirties. His…

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7 Ways Smart Home Environmental Controls Will Help Save the Planet

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Written by guest blogger Nick Simpson. It’s no secret that our planet (and those of us who live on it) is in danger. From global climate change to holes in the ozone layer to rapidly depleting natural resources and melting polar ice caps, our planet needs all the help it can get. Fortunately, people are…

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Don't Miss the Toxies- this Sunday, June 24th, 4pm!

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The 3rd Annual Toxies–a satirical red carpet awards ceremony for toxic chemicals and pollutants–is this Sunday! This year will be better than ever, with new categories and chemical nominees, and a brand new celebrity host- D.W. Moffett, from ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and TV Land’s Happily Divorced! Whether you’ll be joining us in Los…

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