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    25 Years After Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Recovery Plan Still Needed

    25 Years After Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Recovery Plan Still Needed

    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989. About 11 million US gallons were estimated to have spilled. Nearly 25 years after the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the recovery plan for long-term natural resource damages sits on a shelf, according […]

    Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees

    Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees

    By Laura Beans Last week, the beekeeping industry filed legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving a new bee-harming pesticide.  According to Beyond Pesticides, the petitioners—including the National Pollinator Defense Fund, American Honey Producers Association, National Honey Bee Advisory Board, the American Beekeeping Federation, and beekeepers Bret Adee, Jeff Anderson and […]

    Toxic Dump to Expand in Low-Income Neighborhoods As Violations Persist

    Toxic Dump to Expand in Low-Income Neighborhoods As Violations Persist

    Mint Press News By Trisha Marczak A company with a history of failing to report hazardous material spills is set to expand its Central Valley, CA, toxic waste dump, to the dismay of low-income communities already plagued with concern over proximity to the operation. Photo credit: clui.org A draft permit for the expansion of Chemical […]

    The Toxic Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

    The Toxic Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

    DeSmog Canada By Elizabeth Hand Early scientific analysis predicted that the risks associated with hazardous waste injection wells would be negligible. Unfortunately, experience has indicated that disposing of hazardous waste deep underground has been linked to water contamination, destroyed ecosystems, toxic leaks and earthquakes. Now we are learning that there is a difference between scientific […]

    The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

    The Resource War Over Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

    Center for American Progress By Jessica Goad, Shiva Polefka, Michael Conathan and Christy Goldfuss The battle lines are being drawn for what is becoming one of America’s largest natural resources fights in decades, pitting the mining industry against defenders of a way of life and an economy that are inextricably linked to one of the […]

    50,000 Bumblebees Dead After Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use in Oregon

    50,000 Bumblebees Dead After Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use in Oregon

    Beyond Pesticides Just as Pollinator Week began last week, an estimated 50,000 bumblebees, likely representing more than 300 colonies, were found dead or dying in a shopping mall parking lot in Wilsonville, OR. Authorities confirmed Friday that the massive bee die-off was caused by the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide, dinotefuran, on nearby trees. Then […]

    House Adds Honey Bee and Pollinator Protections to Farm Bill

    House Adds Honey Bee and Pollinator Protections to Farm Bill

    Center for Food Safety The Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a pollinator protection amendment Wednesday that was offered by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to the Farm Bill currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, a fitting and positive development during National Pollinator Week. Beekeepers worldwide have seen record losses of […]