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The Coast Guard is considering allowing fracking waste to be shipped on barges down the Ohio River.
The wastewater from fracking is laden with toxic chemicals that are used in the drilling of wells, and can even be radioactive. We can't afford to risk contaminating our rivers with hazardous waste.
Investors are pulling out, it's time for the EPA to take decisive action!
Anglo American, the major backer of the Pebble Mine proposal, withdraw its support recently. In so doing, Anglo made good on its promise not to mine if there were local community objections. Thank you Anglo American!
Legislation would protect communities, water and create jobs
HR 2467, the Abandoned Mine Lands Cleanup and Taxpayer Fairness Act, would protect communities by balancing mining with other uses of public land, set standards to protect water, compensate taxpayers for their minerals and create jobs by creating a dedicated fund to clean up abandoned mines.
It's time for frackers to play by the rules.
The Frack Pack, five bills recently introduced in Congress, would finally force the oil and gas industry to follow many of the same environmental laws as other industries and help protect our clean air and clean water.
President Obama: lead us to a renewable energy future!
Increased oil and gas development is part of the climate change problem, not the solution.
We need answers
Tell President Obama and Administrator McCarthy to uphold their responsibility to us, our health, and our drinking water and reopen the investigations into the dangers of fracking.
Exxon spilled 84,000 gallons of crude oil in Arkansas and a legal loophole will let them get away with it
Tell your Representatives and the President to close the loophole and prevent more spills by stopping the Keystone XL pipeline!
The whole nation is watching how New York handles fracking and public health
Let Governor Cuomo know we're watching. Urge him to release the public health review and allow public comment. Tell him he needs to keep his promise to allow the science to determine whether New York moves forward with fracking.
Over 50 jewelry retailers have already signed the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge
Bristol Bay communities are asking all jewelers to support their efforts to protect Bristol Bay, their source of sustenance and livelihood. Take a minute to thank them for their support!
Because gold jewelry should mean *I love you*, not *I poisoned someone's drinking water*.
Gold jewelry demand accounts for over 80% of annual global gold mine production. So jewelers speaking out against dirty gold are essential to put a stop to irresponsible gold mining.
Urge Signet to pledge not to buy gold from the Pebble mine
Signet Jewelers, Kay & Jared Jewelers' parent company, is the world's largest jewelry retailer. Jewelry represents 80% of annual global mined gold production. Urge them not to buy gold from a mine that threatens the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.
Tell Costco to sign the Golden Rules of Responsible Sourcing!
Costco's reputation as a socially responsible retailer is in doubt because of its stance on jewelry and dirty gold.