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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Oglala Sioux Tribe victory in uranium case

May 8, 2015, www.indianz.com | “Native American and other opponents of uranium mining and milling in the southern Black Hills claimed victory April 30, when a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) oversight panel ruled in their favor on the controversial licensing of an in situ operation here.”

 

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End Nuclear Power Now, Says World Uranium Symposium

uraniumApril 25, 2015, ecowatch.com | “Uranium mining across the world should cease, nuclear power stations be closed and nuclear weapons be banned, according to a group of scientists, environmentalists and representatives of indigenous peoples.  Three hundred delegates from 20 countries that produce uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining in a declaration launched on Earth Day this week at a meeting in Quebec, Canada.”

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Delegates from 20 countries producing uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining at World Uranium Symposium
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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.”

The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, & oil combined. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143…
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One Man’s Mission to Curb Illegal Dumping of Texas Frack Waste

July 1, 2014, insideclimatenews.org | “Deputy Sheriff Hector Zertuche parked his pickup across the road from a gas and oil waste dump and watched through binoculars as a container truck unloaded a mountain of black sludge. Zertuche, the environmental crimes officer for Jim Wells County, is the law here when it comes to oil and gas waste.”

“A Deputy Sheriff Doing His Job as the Environmental Crimes Officer for Jim Wells County, Texas.
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A Sheriff’s Mission – Stop Dumping of Texas Frack Waste
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NRC rejects effort to move radwaste from pools; Macfarlane issues strong dissent

May 29, 2014, safeenergy.org | “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has again sided with the nuclear power industry   (where have you heard that one before?) and rejected efforts by environmental/clean energy groups and five U.S. Senators to move high-level radioactive waste out of overcrowded, dangerous and poorly-protected fuel pools as soon as it is cool enough to be placed in dry casks.”

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NRC Won’t Protect Radwaste. Chair McFarlane Dissents.
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Allison McFarlane, Chair of Nuclear Regulatory Commission sides with enviros, against her staff’s decision not to better protect Hazardous Radioactive waste.

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Two energy giants forced to clean up uranium mess

April 28, 2014, www.hcn.org | “Few companies have done more to poison the West than Kerr-McGee, the energy producer that once operated 50 uranium mines on the Navajo Nation – sickening thousands of miners and residents with lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and other illnesses related to radiation.”

A government lawsuit forced Kerr-McGee and Anadarko to put billions into detoxing: $1 billion will clean up abandoned uranium mines around the Navajo Nation, and another $1.1 billion will go toward detoxing the Lake Mead site.
Two energy giants forced to clean up uranium in Navajo Lands.
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Victory over nuclear waste in Saskatchewan

Rally against Nuclear Waste Dumps, at the Saskatchewan Legislature, 2011.  Photo by Daniel Johnson / Media Co-op (CC BY-NC 2.5 CA) Nov 26, 2013, intercontinentalcry.org | “Two Indigenous communities from northern Saskatchewan have finally been dropped from the selection process for a nuclear waste disposal site. One of them, Pinehouse, is a mostly Métis community on the shore of Pinehouse Lake. The other one, English River First Nation, is a Dene community to the northwest of Pinehouse. After several years of grassroots resistance spearheaded by the Committee for Future Generations and supported by other organizations, it was announced on Nov. 21 that both communities were unsuitable for further study.”

“Victory over nuclear waste in Saskatchewan
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Two Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan will not become nuclear waste disposal sites, thanks to grassroots resistance.”
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