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300,000 Without Water After Coal Industry Chemical Spill In W. Virginia
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency after spill contaminates Elk River, "Only safe use is to flush or put out fire." Read more...
'Elves' Protest Fracking On Illinois Governor's Lawn
Activists in costume erected fake oil drill at Governor Quinn's Northwest Side Chicago home. Read more...
Shattered By Oil: Exxon Arkansas Spill And The People Left Behind, Part 1
'It's too late for anything to happen. It's too late for us. We want them to get this mess cleaned up and get it cleaned up right.' Read more...
Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Is Found In Pennsylvania Stream
New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide. Read more...
Draw The Line: Stop Keystone XL - September 21st
For the past two years, a grassroots movement has erupted to confront President Obama over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. On September 21st, 2013, we will draw the line on Keystone XL and the tar sands to tell him that keeping his climate promises means rejecting Keystone XL. Read more...

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Fukushima Leak: Japan 'Working To Prevent Serious Or Fatal Accident'
Japan's nuclear agency dramatically raises status after saying a day earlier that radioactive water leak was only an 'anomaly.' Read more...
Security around the Enbridge 6B easement will be increased due to “safety concerns” after 12 people were arrested Monday during a protest at the site, a company spokesman said. Read more...
Green News Round-Up For July
It's been a busy month for climate-related news, so I've decided to present some of it in round-up format to get the news to you more quickly. Read more...
Vera Scroggins, accompanied by The Environment TV, interviewed Ray, who has documented the changes in his well water since the gas industry began drilling in his hometown of Dimock, PA. Read more...
New Mexico’s long history of uranium mining on Native American lands provides fuel for the front end of the nuclear industry and stores much of the mine tailings and radioactive waste from nuclear weapons and power plants. DemocracyNow! Read more...