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Can Your Town Ban Fracking? Depends on the State
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, law, municipalities, fracking bans, politics, protection, ecosystems, conservation, environment, energy )

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- 2 days ago - csmonitor.com
As more and more cities and towns mull fracking bans, courts are weighing in with decisions that vary widely by state.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cheer Town's Victory Against Fracking - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: GoodNews, government, environment, fracking, frack is whack, law, courtsecosystems, destruction )

Cal
- 20 days ago - forcechange.com
A small town in upstate New York has taken proactive measures to prohibit the dangerous process of hydraulic fracking, and recently, the state's Supreme Court upheld their efforts to ban the practice.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress to Create and Support Clean Energy Victory Bonds to Help Address the Effects of Climate Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, humans, politics, law, funding climat echange initiatives, government, ecosystems, destruction, environment, climatechange, climate, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 23 days ago - activism.thenation.com
Backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, CEVBs will allow any American to invest s little as $25. Advocates for the bill expect the sale of the bonds to raise up to $50 billion, which will then leverage an additional $100 billion from
TAKE ACTION NOW! FREE RUSSIAN ENVIRONMETALIST EVGENY VITISHKO!
Environment  (tags: human rights, environmentalits, Rssia, harsh punishment, activism, law, protection, world, ecosystems, environment, government, politics )

Cal
- 23 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
A Russian environmental activist is sentenced to 3 years in a penal colony on fabricated charges. His 'crime'? Revealing illegal building in a national forest and speaking openly about the environmental impact of Sochi Olympic Games' construction.
India - Now Nuclear and Environmental Dissent Is a Crime
Environment  (tags: dissent, acitvism, India, law, overdevelopment, development, govenrmentecosystems, destruction, environment, politics, pollution, radia-active, protection, world )

Cal
- 24 days ago - theecologist.org
In modern India any form of dissent from the neoliberal corporate model of development is being criminalised,
TAKE ACTION NOW! Peru: Don't Licence Soldiers and Police to Kill Environmental Protesters
Environment  (tags: ACTIVISTS, SAFETY, PERU, LAW, ecosystems, environment, destruction, protection, world, humans, government, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 27 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Laws recently passed in Peru exempt members of the armed forces and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injury or death to environmental protesters.
BP Seeks Return Of Oil Spill Claim 'Overpayments'
Environment  (tags: BP deepwater Horizon damages, law, alleged overpayments responsibility, corporate greed, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 30 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
BP wants a federal judge to order restitution -- plus interest -- of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to some businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
TAKE ACTION NOW!Stop Poisoning Paradise! Stand With Kaua'I in Their Battle Against Excessive Pesticide Use
Environment  (tags: pesticies, GMO Crops, Monsanto, law, government, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, protection, pollution, nature, healthconditions, humans )

Cal
- 43 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The island of Kaua'i, Hawaii, is a world treasure -- ecologically unique, rich in spirit and culture, and famous through to ancient times for its dramatic beauty and brave defenders. It is also Ground Zero in the fight against Chemical Companies and the e
California Assembly Passes Historic Law to Remove Plastic Microbeads From Personal Care Products
Environment  (tags: microbeads, water polluton, law, ban microbeads from consumer products, government, green, GoodNews )

Cal
- 64 days ago - act.credoaction.com
In a historic vote the California Assembly passed the Microplastic Nuisance Prevention Law to ban the sale and manufacturing of personal care products containing tiny, synthetic plastic microbeads.
In Fracking Hotbed, a Muted Approach to Regulation
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, public safety, law, regulations, pollution, politics, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, green )

Cal
- 71 days ago - alternet.org
In Ohio, where gas drilling is booming and toxic waste abundant, legislators acted modestly to address concerns about public safety.
TAKE ACTION NOW! AUSTRALIA: Don't Jail Climate Activists Just for Speaking Out!
Environment  (tags: world, protection, CIVIL RIGHTS, right to dissent, activists, law, Australia, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, pollution, wildlife, government )

Cal
- 75 days ago - secure.sierraclub.org
The Minerals Council of Australia is trying to outlaw coal boycotts and criminalize speaking out for the climate. Think about that: Ask a retirement fund or university not to include coal stocks in their investment portfolio, and go to jail!
64 Groups From Across U.S. Demand Federal Limits on Air Pollution From Fracking Wells
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, pollution, regulating polluton, law, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government, politics, nature, energy )

Cal
- 76 days ago - ecowatch.com
a robust coalition of 64 local, state and national groups filed a petition calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately set pollution limits on oil and gas operations in populous centers around the U.S., according to a joint
Fracking: In Apparent First, Family Gets Courtroom Victory in Health Case
Environment  (tags: law, fracking good news, frack is whack, pollution, healthconditions, destruction, environment, ecosystems, water )

Cal
- 95 days ago - csmonitor.com
Although others have sued oil and gas companies over alleged injuries from fracking, most have settled in agreements that include gag orders. But in the case involving the Parr family, a jury awarded $2.95 million.
Clean Water Act Proposal Would Protect More Water Sources in West
Environment  (tags: EPA, humans, protection, water, environment, law, Clean Water Act )

Cal
- 116 days ago - latimes.com
The Waters of the U.S. rule proposed by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers clarifies that wetlands near rivers, as well as seasonal waterways, are subject to the Clean Water Act.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Ban Newly-Discovered Ozone-Depleting Chemicals!
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, ozone depletion, harmful chemicals, law, EPA, EPA oversight, politics, healthconditions, conservation, pollution, climate-change, globalwarming )

Cal
- 130 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The EPA should ban four newly discovered chemicals that deplete the ozone but may slip through a legal loophole.
 

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