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First County in U.S. Bans Oil and Gas Extraction

First County in U.S. Bans Oil and Gas Extraction

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Mora Valley, New Mexico Monday the County Commission of Mora County, located in northeastern New Mexico, became the first county in the U.S. to pass an ordinance banning all oil and gas extraction. Drafted with assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), the Mora County Community Water Rights […]

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    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    CounterPunch By Michael Leonardi FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton. According to recent reports from the nuclear watchdog Beyond Nuclear and several Great Lakes environmental organizations, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is up to its usual practices as an industry captured agency. Collusion and flagrant cover-ups at […]

    How Crowdsourcing Can Provide Renewable Electricity to People in Need

    How Crowdsourcing Can Provide Renewable Electricity to People in Need

    Crisis Mappers By Aaron LeMieux CrisisMappers.net co-founder Jen Ziemke introducing the nPower® PEG to Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in Uganda. When a crisis hits, people instinctively reach for their mobile phone. What if crowdsourced clean energy could keep that phone charged? Now it can by giving individuals in need the ability to produce electricity from their […]

    Thousands to Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future at 3-Day DC Event in September

    Thousands to Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future at 3-Day DC Event in September

    Coalition Against Nukes Thousands of anti-nuclear activists from across the U.S. will converge on Washington, D.C. this Sept. 20 – 22 for a Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future. The three-day event, brought together by the grassroots network Coalition Against Nukes (CAN), will feature a Congressional briefing on nuclear dangers attended by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH), […]

    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    Harvey Wasserman Renewable “green” energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke’s When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it. Jay is blessed with an off-beat sense of humor and a wonderful way of narrating truly earth-shattering history with aplomb and a […]

    Nation’s Largest Coal Ash Dump to Be Shut Down

    Nation’s Largest Coal Ash Dump to Be Shut Down

    Little Blue Regional Action Group Aerial Photo, Little Blue Run Impoundment (Bob Donnan, Oct. 23, 2011) Pennsylvania and national groups today are calling attention to a major court filing made late July 27 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) that will result in the closure of Little Blue Run, the nation’s largest […]

    Groups Take Legal Action against Alpha Natural Resources to Protect Waterways from Coal Pollution

    Groups Take Legal Action against Alpha Natural Resources to Protect Waterways from Coal Pollution

    Sierra Club Twilight Surface Mine, Independence Coal Co., in Boone County. W.Va. Photo by Vivian Stockman, www.ohvec.org. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.org. Today, a coalition of citizen and environmental groups took action to stop pollution coming from nine different West Virginia coal mining facilities owned by subsidiaries of Alpha Natural Resources. The mines, located in Logan, McDowell, […]

    BREAKING: One Dead in Oil and Gas Well Explosion in Ohio

    BREAKING: One Dead in Oil and Gas Well Explosion in Ohio

    EcoWatch This photo collage of the oil and gas well explosion today in Bolivar, Ohio was put together by Bill Baker. Photos by Robert West (top two and bottom right) and Mary Daum (bottom left). [Editor’s note: I just received clarification that earlier reports that two had died in the oil and gas explosion south […]

    Suburbs Being Converted to Industrial Zones for Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio

    Suburbs Being Converted to Industrial Zones for Oil and Gas Drilling in Ohio

    Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhoods By Tish O’Dell and Michelle Aini Gas and oil companies are operating in Broadview Heights with disregard for public health, as seen on this public playground. Why are Broadview Heights, Ohio residents accepting the loss of their rights? Is it because many of them don’t even realize that their […]