Sunoco’s Mariner 2 Pipeline Construction Activity Pollutes Trout Stream in Chester County PA

April 11, 2021

Neighbors and anglers cry foul over Sunoco’s pollution of Chester County trout stream From an Article by Susan Phillip, StateImpact Pennsylvania, April 10, 2021 PHOTO — Sunoco construction site behind the Meadowbrook Manor development in West Whiteland Township. Muddy water continues to flow and pollute the West Valley Creek, a stocked trout stream. It was [...]

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Citizen Advocates Defeat HB 2598 – The Oil & Gas Tank Deregulation Bill

April 10, 2021

Subject: Oil & Gas Tank Deregulation Bill Defeated By Concerned Citizens From: West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Kathleen Tyner, ktyner@wvrivers.org Location: Charleston, WV — Date: April 8, 2021 Ready for some good news? The dangerous bill that would exempt certain oil & gas storage tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act appears to have been defeated! [...]

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The Risks of Excessive Sea Level Rise are Real and Dangerous

April 9, 2021

Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash ‘Unimaginable Amounts of Water’ as Ice Shelves Collapse From an Article by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams News, 4/9/21 A new study is shedding light on just how much ice could be lost around Antarctica if the international community fails to urgently rein in planet-heating emissions, bolstering arguments for bolder [...]

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Join the “Global Just Recovery Gathering” NOW!

April 8, 2021

The next big thing is coming up this Friday, April 9th From Bill McKibben, 350.ORG, Reply-To: 350@350.org Dear Friends and Concerned Citizens, I’ve stepped back to emeritus status at 350.org as I start on other projects, but I still follow my old colleagues’ work intently — and the next big thing is coming up very [...]

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Financial Divestment from Fossil-Fuel Companies Very Significant

April 7, 2021

The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment From an Article by Bill McKibben, New Yorker Magazine, April 3, 2021 A report by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment house, shows that those who have divested from fossil-fuels have profited not only morally but also financially. In a few months, a small British financial think tank [...]

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Have You Noticed, “The Elephant in the Room is Climate Change”

April 6, 2021

The “Story of the Century” is Slowly Gaining in Status From an Article by Peter Dykstra, Environmental Health News, April 4, 2021 By 2050, many of climate change’s worst projected impacts could be fully upon us — or fully upon our descendants. The question is, will a half-century of sustained manmade upheaval ever dominate the [...]

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Injection Wells for Frackwater (aka Residual Waste or Brine) Disposal a Risk to Public Health

April 5, 2021

Injection wells exist to hold fracking wastewater — but the water can move. Here’s how From an Article by Julie Grant, Allegheny Front, StateImpact Pennsylvania, March 26, 2021 Salty wastewater produced by fracking for oil and gas has to go somewhere. Often, it’s injected into disposal wells deep underground. But sometimes that wastewater can find [...]

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Trees Communicate With Each Other Underground to Everyone’s Benefit

April 4, 2021

Exploring The Underground Network of Trees – The Nervous System of the Forest From an Article by Valentina Lagomarsino, Harvard University Graduate School, May 6, 2019 When scientists first studied the structure of nerve cells that comprise the human brain, they noted their strong resemblance to trees. In fact, dendrites, the term to describe projections [...]

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The OCEANS as ASSETS — Much Much More Than We Know

April 3, 2021

The Ocean as Solution, Not Victim From “Living on Earth” for Week of April 2, 2021 NOTE: The Ocean Panel is a group of 14 countries looking to protect 100% of their ocean areas by 2025. Pictured: a coral reef in the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The oceans are facing serious and growing threats, [...]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Construction to Proceed

April 2, 2021

FERC rejects bid to halt Mountain Valley Pipeline construction From an Article by Arianna Skibell, E & E News, March 25, 2021 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied a bid to stop construction on parts of the embattled Mountain Valley pipeline, despite a stern rebuke from the agency’s two Democratic members. Mountain Valley “lacks [...]

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