Archive for December, 2012

Rainforest Action Network mourns the unexpected loss of our visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton
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Rainforest Action Network mourns the unexpected loss of our visionary Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and the community that has grown around it for more than 25 years, are mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26. A self-proclaimed “pragmatic idealist,” Rebecca Tarbotton (‘Becky’ to friends and […]

Ohio Citizen Action

Can a child’s drawing change the world?

CINCINNATI — If there’s one thing everyone remembers about Ohio Citizen Action, it’s that we are the people who knock on your door every year.  We ask you to join the organization and write a personal letter to a key decision-maker in our campaigns  for safe drinking water and clean […]

Happy Holidays
Ohio Citizen Action

Happy Holidays

Leaked fracking fluid contaminated groundwater near Grande Prairie
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Leaked fracking fluid contaminated groundwater near Grande Prairie

EDMONTON, CANADA — “Leaked fracking fluid has contaminated groundwater after a ‘serious’ incident at a well site near Grande Prairie in September 2011, according to an investigation by the Energy Resources Conservation Board which regulates the energy industry. Calgary-based Crew Energy ‘inadvertently’ released toxic fluids at too shallow a level […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke gets $32M for plant

CINCINNATI — “Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc. will receive $32 million in government financing for a new recycling plant to replace one severely damaged by fire in April. The financing is the first such deal ever authorized for a recycling facility by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.  It approved issuance […]

Cornell study links fracking fluid with illness in livestock; other side says no
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Cornell study links fracking fluid with illness in livestock; other side says no

SALEM — “The researchers, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, published the study of 24 cases of farmers in six shale states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania. They concluded the livestock experienced neurological, reproductive and gastrointestinal problems after being exposed to fracking fluids either accidentally or incidentally. The article was originally […]

Toughen water-withdrawal rules
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Toughen water-withdrawal rules

CLEVELAND — “The snows are late in coming this year — the longest time between snowfalls in 85 years. But low snowfalls are only one threat to water levels in the Great Lakes at a time when frackers need more fresh water and a new Ohio water-withdrawal bill favors industrial […]

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal
AEP / Coal / Energy

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal

WASHINGTON, DC — “American Electric Power, or A.E.P., the nation’s biggest consumer of coal, announced that it would shut its coal-burning boilers at the Big Sandy electric power plant near Louisa, Ky., a 1,100-megawatt facility that since the early 1960s has been burning coal that was mined locally. Big Sandy […]

Soot patrol
Coal / Energy

Soot patrol

AKRON — “When Congress approved and then renewed the Clean Air Act, it placed the priority on public health. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has the job of ensuring the law fulfills its purpose. Thus, armed with scientific studies and court rulings, the agency announced last week a new standard […]

Colorado oil and gas industry sues to kill Longmont fracking ban
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Colorado oil and gas industry sues to kill Longmont fracking ban

DENVER, CO — “The oil and gas industry on Monday hit Longmont with a lawsuit to kill voters’ recent ban on fracking within city limits. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association contends the ban is illegal because it denies mineral owners the right to develop their property and blocks operations […]