Why We Need Climate Action: Fracking Pollution, Earthquakes, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies

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Oil spills add even more pollution to the methane and drilling pollution of fracking operations in North Dakota. Credit: AP photo/Eric Gay

OO Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Spill From North Dakota Pipeline

OO Montana: Thousands Can’t Drink, Cook With Tap Water
Because Of Oil Spill

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A sanctuary for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin has been devastated by a large oil spill in the Bay of Bengal. Source: nyiwin.wordpress.com

OO Bangeladesh Still Reeling From Effects Of December Oil Spill

OO Geophysicist Links Earthquakes To Oil And Gas Extraction

OO Boston Belching Gigantic Gobs Of Greenhouse Gas

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Source: UK Daily Mail

OO Climate Change Inaction Pushes ‘Doomsday Clock’ Closer to Midnight– originally created over the threat of nuclear war, it now refers to threats to human existence.

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Source: Wave Farmer at surfinoregon.blogspot.com

OO Oil , Gas Production Is Exposing Californians To 15 Or More Different Pollutants

OO South Africa Cancer Association Warns About Fracking – says about 150 chemicals used by shale fracking companies are known to cause cancer or disrupt the endocrine system, leading to possible birth defects.

OO Keystone Pipeline Firm Files To Grab Land for Pipeline
from Nebraska Landowners

Clueless Leadership:

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We’re talking about the 47 senate votes on the Keystone Pipeline Bill, which Obama vows to veto. Any more bright ideas, Senators? Most Republican voters WANT climate action.

OO Hours After State Of The Union, GOP Senate Targets National Parks

OO West Virginia GOP Controlled Legislature Moves To Repeal Renewable Mandate

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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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