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Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

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September 7, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference, COP21, in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP.”

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Anglo American, BG Group, and BHP Billiton; as well as Italy’s Eni SpA, Russia’s Gazprom, Spain’s Repsol,…
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10 States Leading the Clean Tech Revolution

June 22, 2015, ecowatch.com | “What’s the state of clean technology in America? Think renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro power, etc.), adoption of electric vehicles, green building and many other factors. As shown by this new nation-wide index, some states are rising above the pack compared to others.”

STATUS REPORT: “11 states now generate more than 10 percent of their electricity from non-hydro renewable energy sources, with three of these states—Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas—exceeding 20 percent.”
Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, has released their annual US Clean Tech Leadership Index, ranking all 50 states for their clean tech efforts.
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American Medical Association Calls for Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

June 11, 2015, boldnebraska.org | “The American Medical Association, the largest U.S. association of physicians with over 210,000 members, this week called for full public disclosure of the toxic mix of chemicals used in the process of fracking.  Concerned about the inability to effectively monitor and track possible long term public health and environmental changes associated hydraulic fracturing, physicians today voted to adopt policy supporting the full disclosure of chemicals placed into the environment during the petroleum, oil and natural gas exploration and extraction process.”

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Maryland bans fracking

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June 1, 2015, thehill.com | “Maryland’s ban on hydraulic fracturing became law after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) decided not to veto it.  The bill bans fracking for two and a half years, and requires the state to write standards to regulate the practice for when the ban lifts.”

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MARYLAND BANS FRACKING
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Maryland bans fracking

June 1, 2015, thehill.com | “Maryland’s ban on hydraulic fracturing became law after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) decided not to veto it.  The bill bans fracking for two and a half years, and requires the state to write standards to regulate the practice for when the ban lifts.  Maryland is the second state in recent months to ban fracking. New York recently filed the final paperwork to ban fracking, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) pledged last year.”

Maryland’s ban on hydraulic fracturing became law after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) decided not to veto it.
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Fracking Ban In Maryland Will Go Into Law After Republican Governor Refuses To Veto

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.May 29, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “At the end of the day on Friday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will become the first-ever Republican governor to allow a statewide moratorium on fracking.  A two-year ban on the natural gas extraction technique passed overwhelmingly in both houses of the state General Assembly earlier this year, and last weekend, Hogan announced that that he would not veto the bill. However, Hogan also said he wouldn’t sign the bill, instead simply allowing it to automatically become law under time restrictions for signing or vetoing. That time restriction expires at the end of the day on Friday.”

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be the first-ever Republican governor to allow a statewide moratorium on fracking.
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Judge Says No to Fracking

May 25, 2015, www.nationofchange.org | “A judge in North Carolina has blocked the start of fracking in that state over a challenge to the membership of the commission charged with issuing the permits.”

North Carolina is a gas-rich state so stopping fracking is going to be an enormous challenge.
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President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

April 14, 2015, www.bloomberg.com | “The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels, according to an analysis presented Tuesday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit in New York. The shift will continue to accelerate, and by 2030 more than four times as much renewable capacity will be added.”

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Nebraskans outraged over oil-waste well plan

Nebraska resident holds photo of abandoned oil wellMarch 2, 2015, rapidcityjournal.com | “Residents of northwestern Nebraska are protesting a proposal by a Colorado energy company to store liquid oil-field waste products in an abandoned oil well that resides within the Ogallala Aquifer.  Numerous residents and officials from local governments across the region are opposing the proposed injection well in southern Sioux County, not far from Crawford, Neb.”

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Mainstream Grassroots Resistance to Big Energy
Residents of northwestern Nebraska are protesting a proposal by a Colorado energy company to store liquid oil-field waste products in an abandoned oil well that resides within the Ogallala Aquifer.
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