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Posted on by Bill McKIbben,  March 24, 2017. Dear Friends, Today, nearly six years after the fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline moved into high gear, Donald Trump approved the federal permit for the pipeline — but this fight is far from over. It’s not a surprise, but it still feels like a (More...)

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How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

By NADJA POPOVICH, JOHN SCHWARTZ and TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG, New York Times, MARCH 21, 2017. Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on (More...)

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All Hands On Deck

Join All Hands On Deck July 3rd on the coast and by boat of the Great Lakes as we link hands at 10A.M. to bring awareness to the Great Lake environmental concerns! If you would like to host an All Hands On Deck Event on your community Great Lakes beach, or adopt a community to (More...)


Communities Rising Tour: featuring voices from the frontlines

Ohio and Pennsylvania residents are inundated with environmental harms: fracking, pipelines, compressor stations, wastewater injection wells, factory farming, sewage sludging, and countless other harms. They’ve had enough. People are rising up in Ohio and Pennsylvania, joining together to defend their communities against the corporate-state. The Ohio and Pennsylvania Communities Rising Tour features voices from the (More...)


April 29 People’s Climate March 2.0, buses from Pittsburgh

A Chance to Take Part in the Second People’s Climate March, Washington, April 29 In September 2014 people from our region joined thousands in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, urging action that lead to the Paris Climate Agreement and the Clean Power Plan. Now Donald Trump and Scot Pruitt threaten (More...)


Study Finds Connection Between Living Near Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Monday, February 27, 2017 By Mike Gaworecki, DeSmogBlog | Report   Photo Credit Lock the Gate Alliance; Edited: LW / TO. With the rise of new technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling, oil and gas development in the United States has exploded over the past 15 years. As development expands, it’s also pushing ever closer into areas where people live. (More...)

Environmental Policy Predictions Under the Trump Administration: A Q&A with Professor Dan Esty and a friendly reminder to “just breathe”

January 17, 2017 By Lucy Kessler, YCELP Communications RA. Although President-elect Trump has made his opinions widely known, his plans for acting on those statements remain unclear and undefined—leaving a void filled with speculation and conjecture. On the environment, Trump has stated his intention to dismantle the EPA, unravel the Clean Power Plan, and cancel the Paris (More...)

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Tuesdays with Toomey: Feb 28 12noon Protect the Environment

Join us Tuesday Feb 28, 12 noon, Station Square, 100 W. Station Sq. Drive, as we rally to ask Senator Toomey to protect our environment. (photo credit Pam Panchak, Pittsburgh Post Gazette) From the Tuesdays With Toomey Event Page for Feb 28: TOPIC: Defending the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and environmental protections is necessary to (More...)


Fenceline: A Company Town Divided

Film and Discussion.  FENCELINE: One woman reacts with fear when the alarm at the local Shell chemical plant goes off, and the smokestacks “flare” to burn off escaping chemical gasses. Another woman thinks the flares are beautiful, and represent both the safety and economic benefit of the plant. The first woman is African-American, lives next (More...)