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February 14, 2014 Mercury News editorial: No easy answers for solving state's water shortage problem

Source: Mercury News

Unless the president has found a way to issue an executive order to make it rain, the residents of Fresno are largely in for disappointment Friday when President Obama comes to town to discuss the drought. There are no easy...

January 23, 2014 The Water Crisis That Rightly Caused an Uproar

Source: Huff Post Blog

For thousands of Americans left reeling under the ban on tap water in West Virginia, these past weeks have been just short of a nightmare. In the blink of an eye, access to the safe water we take for granted in the United States...

September 27, 2013 Spectra Energy Betrays Community; Latest: 431.5 Thousand Cubic Feet of Nat Gas in Uncontrolled Release From Spectra Energy Facility – After 6 Months Company Still Refuses to Publicly Disclose Amount & Why

Source: Mike Benard

Slick words from a Spectra Energy executive who publicly touts the company’s “continual communication and …. Discussion with stakeholders to address their issues and concerns.” By stakeholders, the company means landowners...[more]

September 3, 2013 Why Fukushima is worse than you think

Source: CNN

“Careless” was how Toyoshi Fuketa, commissioner of the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, reportedly described the inspection quality of hundreds of water tanks at the crippled Fukushima plant following the recent discovery...

July 29, 2013 Why Would EPA Hide Info on Fracking & Water Contamination in Dimock?

Source: NRDC.org blog

The Los Angeles Times published a story today reporting on a leaked document that indicates that the Environmental Protection Agency has never conveyed to the public the possibility that methane released during drilling “and...

July 17, 2013 Fracking: The Confusing Vocabulary of Hydraulic Fracturing (Op-Ed)

Yahoo! - Deborah Bailin, analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), researches political and societal barriers to formulating science-based policies. This article...

April 17, 2013 Invitation to a Dialogue: Making Fracking Safer

Source: NY Times Letters

Several states, including New York, are now considering whether to permit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in areas under their authority. Fracking has made important changes to the American energy budget but has also raised...

April 10, 2013 Op-Ed: The Great Plastic Lakes? Plastic in the water by the ton

Source: Digital Journal

The Great Great Lakes Garbage Patch, like its disgusting relatives in the Pacific and elsewhere, is underway. Rejoice, Americans and Canadians, now you’ve got something else to die of, literally and figuratively.

April 1, 2013 Spectra Energy Retreats on Methane Incident

Source: Mike Benard, featured commentator

Spectra Energy Corporation (NYSE:SE) was forced to backtrack on dismissive assertions it made about a nighttime incident at its huge natural gas compressor station in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, after persistent neighbors and a...[more]

March 28, 2013 My view: Say no to Water Pipeline agreement

Deseret News - Utahns are not willing to die for the sins of Las Vegas. Brian Moench is the president of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and a member of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. > 1862

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