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The Texas Legislature Wants to Charge Towns That Ban Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, laws, fracking bans, politics, oil industry, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 133 days ago - news.vice.com
Denton passed its ban after Bush and other members of the grassroots group DDAG (Denton Drilling Awareness Group) went door to door and gathered more than 2,000 signatures to a petition demanding the industry stop drilling within city limits.
Help Stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Canada - NRDC's Save BioGems
Environment  (tags: Environment, Canada, Spirit Bear, Marine Wildlife, Endangered Species, First Nations, Oil Industry, Habitat destruction, Ecosystem, Rainforest, Trees, NRDC, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 159 days ago - secure.nrdconline.org
Canada's federal government has just approved the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline, which threatens to destroy the coastal rainforest home of the Spirit Bear and First Nations communities that have thrived there for thousands of years.
After Latest US Oil Train Disaster, Expert Says Tens of Millions Living Inside Blast Zone
Environment  (tags: pipelines, trains, oil, derailment, explosions, oil industry, lobbyist )

Dandelion
- 166 days ago - commondreams.org
We need to be moving away from production, transportation and use of fossil fuels, periodâEUR"if we want a livable planet, that is. The oil industry wants both trains and pipelines to move its product to market at lowest cost possible but a high cost to us.
Tell the EPA to Crack Down on Industrial Methane Pollution
Environment  (tags: methane, methane emissions, oil industry, gas industry, climate-change, conservation, ecosystems, animals, endangered, energy, destruction, environment, globalwarming, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature )

Sara
- 293 days ago - soe.salsalabs.com
Methane pollution is the second largest contributor to climate change (after carbon pollution) and every year the oil and gas industry dumps 9 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants into the air we breathe.
Stop SOCO Drilling for Oil in Virunga National Park, Africa - Via Force Change
Environment  (tags: Africa, Congo, Virunga National Park, SOCO, Oil Industry, Habitat destruction, Endangered Species, Extinction, Ethical concerns, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 326 days ago - forcechange.com
An oil company, SOCO, is looking to illegally drill for oil in Africa's oldest National Park in the Republic of Congo, which is home to the unique okapi, 200 mountain gorillas, many endangered species and also people. Please sign this global petition.
Report Exposes European Lobby Groups Who Ensure Expansion of Shale Gas
Environment  (tags: fracking frack is whck, European pro-fracking lobbying, oil industry, politics, protection, environment, ecosystems, destruction )

Cal
- 375 days ago - ecowatch.com
A new report from Friends of the Earth Europe aims to expose Shell, Total and ExxonMobil, along with groups like BusinessEurope and OGP, to reveal what it calls a "thick web of lobbying activity."
A DANGEROUS EXPORT: Fracking Goes Global
Environment  (tags: corporate greed, oil industry, fracking, frack is whack, healthconditions, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, politics, pollution, world, radia-active, nature, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, water, wildlife )

Cal
- 400 days ago - ecowatch.com
While families across the U.S. continue suffering from the effects of the country's fracking boom, the practice is expanding to other nations.
No Limits to Shale Gas Chemicals in Mexico
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, world, fracking, frackis whack, harmful cheicals used in fracking, oil industry, no controls, disaster, nature, humans, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government, politics )

Cal
- 402 days ago - ipsnews.net
The new legal framework for Mexico's oil industry has not placed controls on the use of harmful chemicals in the extraction of unconventional fossil fuels, and environmentalists and experts fear their consumption will increase in an industry that is openi
Canadian Man Stops Oil Companies By Turning Property Into Artwork - Via Phil Irish (Artist)
Environment  (tags: Environment, Oil Industry, Art, Protection, Good News )

Victoria
- 433 days ago - phil-irish-artist.tumblr.com
Peter Von Tiesenhausen, artist and activist, has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta Canada. By copyrighting his property (ie the top 6 inches) as an artwork, he has successfully prevented oil companies from drilling beneath it.
Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians
Environment  (tags: ALEC, KXL, Oil industry, lobbying, state legislators, corruption, ALEC politiciansenvironment, destruction )

Angelika
- 500 days ago - prwatch.org
While US citizens voiced their opposition to KXL with more than 2 million public comments, at the same time, hundreds of state legislators have been lining up in favor of KXL, seemingly just as passionate and as heartfelt as those opposed to the project.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Regulation of CanadaâEUR(TM)s Oil-By-Rail Policies - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: oil by train transport, oil industry, safety, safety concerns, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, energy )

Cal
- 537 days ago - forcechange.com
In light of Quebec's recent Lac-Mégantic oil train explosion that has most likely claimed 50 lives, Canada needs to seriously re-examine its policies regarding the transport of crude oil via the railway system.
Keystone XL Decision Highlights Coziness Between Oil and Gas Industry, Obama Administration
Environment  (tags: Keystone XL decision, oil industry, obama, obama administration, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 539 days ago - alternet.org
Obama's embrace of fossil fuels shouldn't have come to a surprise of environmentalists.
Protect the Alaskan Arctic From Oil Drilling - Via Greenpeace (Global Petition)
Environment  (tags: Arctic, Oil Industry, Habitat Threat, Humans, Wild Animals, Polar Bears, Seals, Whales, Greenpeace, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 549 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Although no drilling will happen in 2014, there is still a need to make sure no oil companies drill using a lease. The Alaskan Arctic is home to hundreds of Alaskan Native communities in addition to wildlife like polar bears, seals and whales.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams!
Environment  (tags: energy security, Keystone XL Pipeline, pipeline construciton, oil industry, Big Oil, humans, environment, destruction, ecosystems, green, government, protection, politics )

Cal
- 684 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Remind Congress that we don't want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy "independence" substitutes for real energy security. There are several bills that both the House and the Senate are trying to push fo
Sec. Kerry: Investigate the Conflicts of Interest in the Keystone Review - Take Action!
Environment  (tags: KXL pipeline, DOS, ERM( environmental Resource Management), review report, tar sands, TransCanada, oil industry, lies, cover-up, destruction, climatechange )

Angelika
- 754 days ago - action.foe.org
FOE has revealed that the contractor hired to write this review, Environmental Resources Management, lied to the State Department when it declared that "no conflict of interest exists for working on this project"
 

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