More effort is needed to help people contribute at a personal level to the fight against pollution & climate change. People had an opportunity at the environmental mini-expo in Clarkstown, NY (April/26/2014) to learn how save energy & conserve water. Booths focused on: information & topics, such as home energy assessments, energy efficient heating & cooling systems, weatherization, water saving techniques, photovoltaic installation, & composting.
Environmental watchdog, Columbia Riverkeeper, said derailed train cars were still leaking when Union Pacific started moving cargo on rebuilt tracks in less than a week after the Oregon-Columbia River derailment disaster.
Enemies of FOOD POLLUTION - The Republican House of Representatives just passed a law protecting Monsanto from GMO labeling (July/2015) - the enemy of America's food safety is no longer just Monsanto; it's the Republican Congress. The ENTIRE Republican Congress represents 'ONE PERSON' - as opposed to ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE of the US?
Trump’s Risky Offshore Oil Strategy
Trump policies say only costs that matter are oil companies' - ignoring costs to environment & American people's health. Trump reversal of clean water regulations will eliminate oil company obligations to clean up spills or engage in safe environmental practices. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-oil-regulation-insight-idUSKBN16U1A9?type=companyNews
NY State has denied Indian Point nuclear power company re-certification - citing numerous environmental & public safety concerns. The NY Department of State (DOS) filed an objection to Entergy’s request for a Coastal Consistency Determination for the Indian Point nuclear plant. This objection has the potential to block Entergy’s request for a 20-year extension of its operating license for the plant’s Unit 2 & Unit 3 reactors & requires the closure of Indian Point as soon as 2016
Waterkeeper says to fight fracking toxins burial in the vicinity of your homes and living habitat. This petition is for Albany County, NY, but you don't want toxic waste anywhere that you live.. it's dangerous to your health and to the health of your families and people you love. Fight the govt's connections to polluting industries.
Most wells in the area of Duke Energy are contaminated, but has released ITS OWN STUDY to prove they're not responsible for the contamination. Riverkeeper said neighbors should see the full reports from each coal ash site for themselves, requesting feedback from DENR- as well. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article19153437.html
Environmental groups scored a victory in a federal lawsuit against Duke Energy. A federal judge ruled against Duke’s motion to dismiss or delay a lawsuit brought by Yadkin Riverkeeper, which alleged Clean Water Act violations at Buck Steam Station. In a 37-page ruling, US District Judge Loretta Biggs focused on the riverkeeper’s right to make a complaint in court, Coal Ash Management Act’s future, & lack of enforcement by the NC State govt of Duke's dumping of toxic coal ash (10/2015).