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People’s Climate March: a Day to Remember

On Sunday, September 21st an estimated 400,000 citizens came together and marched through the streets of Manhattan to demand serious action from world leaders, who were meeting that week at the UN Climate Summit.  Although there were a few politicians and celebrities in the … Continue reading

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New York Court of Appeals Ruled that Dryden and Middlefield Can Ban Fracking

In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, … Continue reading

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Wind and other renewables generated a fifth of Britain’s electricity in early 2014 by Terry Macalister and Fiona Harvey at theguardian.com

New windfarms, strong winds and a good winter for hydropower plants sent renewable energy generation surging to 19.4% of all electricity from January to March. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/wind-renewables-generated-fifth-britain-electricity-energy

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Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) by GlobeNewswire

At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), industry leaders from the financial industry, the renewable energy sector and the State of New York discuss the future of financing renewable energy as State-Driven policies lead the way and Federal … Continue reading

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New York’s Silent but Deadly Fracking Problem By Peter Rugh

Even though New York State has not yet allowed high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.  We are already being fracked by rapidly expanding natural gas pipelines and infrastructure. http://bit.ly/1srSyyh

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EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites by Neela Banerjee of LA Times

Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows. http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79916829/  

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New York Times Article by Justin Gillis on the Latest IPCC Report on Climate Risk

New York Times, March 30, 2014, Justin Gillis, Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst is Yet to Come http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?_r=1

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Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline in Philadelphia

Today March 10th, more than 20 people were arrested for blocking an entrance to the William J. Green Federal Building, near Independence Mall, in Philadelphia in a civil disobedience action organized by Earth Quaker Action Team to protest the Keystone … Continue reading

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Photo Op: UFA In Baltimore to Help Stop Fracked Gas Exports

While we work to stop Liberty Natural Gas off our shore, Maryland fights a monstrous onshore LNG port — Dominion Energy in Cove Point.  One week ago several United for Action members including Edie Kantrowitz, Sharon Goldstein, Meredith Dillon and … Continue reading

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Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson Does Not Want Fracking in His Backyard

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson joins lawsuit to stop fracking near his home. If Tillerson does not want fracking in his backyard, why is it safe to frack near schools, playgrounds, and other people’s homes? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/21/1279443/-Exxon-CEO-Joins-Lawsuit-to-Stop-Fracking-Near-His-Home?detail=email#

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