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12 million+ Americans live in the oil & gas threat zone

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By Alan Septoff

June 15, 2016

Today, Clean Air Task Force and Earthworks unveiled a suite of tools designed to inform and mobilize Americans about the health risks from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry. For the first time, Americans across the country—from Washington County, PA, to Weld County, CO to Kern County, CA—can access striking new community-level data on major health risks posed by oil and gas operations.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, air pollution, methane, citizens empowerment project

An Unhappy Birthday for the 1872 Mining Law

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By Alan Septoff

May 11, 2016

May 10th, yesterday, was the 144th birthday of the General Mining Law of 1872.

Some things, like the U.S. Constitution, embody timeless principles. The 1872 Mining Law is not one of those things.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, 1872, 1872 reform

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