Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fracking Pollution Sickens Families, Environmental Study Says

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The McIntyres of Butler County, Pa., no longer drink the water piped into their home. They no longer brush their teeth with it, shower or do laundry with it.
Keystone Pipeline Shut Temporarily Due To 'Possible Safety Issues'
Dust Bowl-Like Storm Chokes Oklahoma
'Flat Earth Five' Billboards Target Reps 'Dangerously Out-Of-Step' On Climate Change
Drilling Laws Hotly Debated In Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Romney Spoof Says 'F*ck You, Science!'
Jillian Michaels: Vote Yes on Prop 37
Knowledge is the key to creating a healthier nation. Currently, genetically engineered (GE) foods are not labeled, so we have no way of knowing if the food we are eating is a product of this artificial process.
Margie Alt: 40 Years Later: Clean Water at a Crossroads
To truly protect our rivers, streams, and drinking water, we will need to overcome these two obstacles -- to reverse the loopholes in our laws and to confront and turn back the heavy guns of polluting interests in Washington.
Peter H. Gleick: Celebrating the Clean Water Act, and Moving Toward Improving and Strengthening It
This law has given the nation the tools needed to begin cleaning up the nation's increasingly contaminated waters, and it has proven to be one of the most important, effective, and highly regarded environment laws in the world.
Carter Roberts: Honoring an Old-School Warrior
This week a bipartisan group of leaders from industry, government, and civil society came together to memorialize Russell E. Train, environmental visionary, public servant, author, and self-described "conservative conservationist."
Peter Lehner: 40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do It Again
We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.

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