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How a Small Town in Western PA Is Standing Up to Fracking: Rolling Stone Article

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they’re not backing down. Rolling Stone Magazine features CELDF and its partner community, Grant Township, PA, as they take on PGE Corporation and the oil and gas industry in a fierce battle for rights. “But Nicholson also offered insight into (More...)

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Dakota Pipeline Builder Under Fire for Ohio Spill: 8 Violations in 7 Weeks

BY ZAHRA HIRJI, Inside Climate News, May 12, 2017.    Photo Credit Ohio EPA. U.S. regulators halted construction at new sites on an Ohio pipeline after several million gallons of drilling mud coated important state wetlands. Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is under fire from federal and state regulators after (More...)

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Exxon, Chevron Face Judgment Day at Upcoming Shareholder Meeting

Posted to EcoWatch May 16, 2017 by Kathy Mulvey, the climate accountability campaign manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In preparation for their annual meetings on May 31, both Chevron and ExxonMobilopposed every climate-related resolution put forth by their shareholders. In a previous post, I wrote that Chevron continues to downplay climate risks while attempting to convince shareholders that the company’s (More...)

Climate Change Articles

The “100 by ’50 Act” Cannot Become Our “North Star”

By Ezra Silk. Published on Sunday, April 23, 2017 by  Common Dreams. On Tuesday, Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to introduce the “100 by ’50 Act,” billed as “the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever seen.” 350.org’s Jason Kowalski has expressed hopes that the symbolic bill, which aims to build a (More...)

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100% Clean Energy Bill Launched by Senators and Movement Leaders

350.org Press Release,  Washington, DC — Ahead of the Peoples Climate March, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Ed Markey stood beside movement leaders to introduce legislation that will completely phase out fossil fuel use by 2050. The “100 by ‘50 Act” outlines a bold plan to support workers and to prioritize low-income communities (More...)

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23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days

New York Times, By NADJA POPOVICH and TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG MAY 2, 2017. President Trump, with help from his administration and Republicans in Congress, has reversed course on nearly two dozen environmental rules, regulations and other Obama-era policies during his first 100 days in office. Citing federal overreach and burdensome regulations, Mr. Trump has prioritized domestic (More...)

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April 22 Pittsburgh March for Science

The March and activities will begin on Bigelow Blvd between Fifth and Forbes at 12pm. There will be several speakers (details to come) before the march takes off. March will go up Forbes, turn left onto S. Bellfield, turn left onto Fifth, and return to Bigelow. Upon return there will be several more speakers and (More...)

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