Fracking Chemicals ~ 282 Million Pounds Used from 2014 to 2021 Not Regulated by Safe Drinking Water Act

May 20, 2023

How the “Halliburton Loophole” lets fracking companies pollute water with no oversight From the Article by Kristina Marusic, Environmental Health News, May 18, 2023 Fracking companies used more than 282 million pounds of hazardous chemicals from 2014 to 2021 with no federal oversight, according to a new study. The study, published in Environmental Pollution, is [...]

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WVU Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER) ~ What a Name!

May 19, 2023

WVU Energy Institute transforming to serve emerging energy trends . . From an Article posted by WVU Today, May 17, 2023 . . West Virginia University, a leader in energy research and innovation, is repositioning the institutes within its Research Office to best meet industry-wide transitions. The Energy Institute will transform into the WVU Institute [...]

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Western Wildfires Resulting in Costly Damages & Widespread Air Pollution

May 18, 2023

A third of the West’s burned forests can be traced to fossil fuel companies . . . From the Article by Kate Yoder, The Grist Online Magazine, May 16, 2023 . . . The American West has always had forest fires — just not like this. Blazes are spreading further and burning longer, incinerating towns [...]

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Advanced Plastic Recycling is Highly Suspect of “Greenwashing”

May 17, 2023

Stop chemical recycling, processes that can generate even more pollution . . From the Climate Reality Project, May 16, 2023 . . “Advanced recycling” and “chemical recycling” are the two new greenwashed terms in town. The process primarily involves converting plastic into fuel. A pretty expensive and roundabout way of burning fossil fuels, if you [...]

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SPEAK UP NOW! ~ The Mountain Valley Pipeline is Dangerous & Unnecessary

May 16, 2023

SUBMIT COMMENTS ON M.V.P. BECAUSE NOW IS THE CRITICAL TIME From the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, May 16, 2023 Earlier this month, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin introduced The Building American Energy Security Act of 2023. This legislation changes how federal agencies handle energy projects and takes the dangerous and unprecedented step of requiring agencies [...]

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WASHINGTON POST: “Climate, Technology and Sustainability”

May 15, 2023

UPCOMING EVENT ~ Washington Post Live ~ Tuesday, May 16 @ 9:00 to 10:00 AM From “Coming Up This Week” in the Sunday Edition, May 14, 2023 Scientists, companies and governments worldwide are racing to find innovative solutions to limit carbon emissions. On Tuesday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. ET, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chair [...]

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MICRO-PLASTICS ~ Something Needs to be Done, Sooner not Later!

May 14, 2023

70+ US Lawmakers Demand EPA Boost Regulation of Microplastic Pollution From an Article by Julia Conley, Common Dreams, May 11, 2023 “As plastic pollution saturates our planet and our bodies, the Biden administration should take every reasonable step to protect our environment and public health,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett. Citing extensive research which has shown [...]

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The Ohio River is Actually West Virginia But Who Cares?

May 13, 2023

Ohio River named Second Most Endangered River From an Article by Heather Sprouse, Ohio Rivers Coordinator at West Virginia Rivers Coalition, May 12, 2023 The Ohio River has been designated as the second most endangered river in the country. Each year, American Rivers, a national nonprofit, releases a report of our nation’s most endangered rivers, [...]

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“It Isn’t Easy Being Green!” ~ Blue Ammonia Isn’t Clean Ammonia!

May 12, 2023

Clean ammonia sets sail into an ocean of fossil fuels From an Article by Ari Phillips, Oil & Gas Watch, May 3, 2023 Ammonia is generally associated with a technological breakthrough of the past. As the key building block of nitrogen-based synthetic fertilizers, it played a critical role in feeding a rapidly growing global population [...]

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Growing LNG Awareness in Congress ~ Risks of Growth in Liquified Natural Gas

May 11, 2023

Some 44 Lawmakers ‘Sound the Alarm’ on Threat of LNG Expansion . . From an Article by Olivia Rosane, Common Dreams, May 8, 2023 . . Senators and representatives have signed a letter calling on the Biden administration’s Council on Environmental Quality to give “greater scrutiny” to the LNG supply chain from wellhead to shipping [...]

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