Burning Our Future, Sneaky Frackers, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies:

OO New – And Worrisome – Contaminants Emerge
From Oil And Gas Wells
– two new hazardous fracking waste chemicals – ammonium and iodide – are pouring into Pennsylvania and West Virginia waterways, a new study shows.

OO Who Needs Lobbyists?
Big Energy Spends Big Ad Bucks To Win American Minds

OO Fracking Plays Dirty – fracking sand companies in Wisconsin are asking to be annexed to cities so country regulations don’t stop their growth.

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OO Burning Oil : 2.7 Million Gallons A Minute and Rising – Global oil consumption has never been higher and is rising.

OO Canada: 230,000 People With No Drinking Water After Diesel Spill

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Biomass burning emits greenhouse gases, and is how America is legally burning its carbon-storing forests: turning them into wood pellets and exporting them to European fireplaces.

OO EPA Gives Green Light to Biomass Pollution – a bad idea, made worse when people start defining carbon-storing forests as “biomass.” Burning biomass emits greenhouse gases.

Even more emissions occur when OO Biomass Industry Plays With Fire and gets burned.

Related Headline:

OO UK: ‘Green’ Biomass Boilers May Waste Billions In Public Money

Clueless Leadership:

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Even elephants can’t survive on oil. Credit: Mary Ellen Harte

OO  House of Representatives Passes Sneaky Bill
Attacking Public Health and Environmental Regulations

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2016!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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