America’s drinking water now fully protected under the EPA’s new Clean Water Rule!

June 6, 2015, secure3.convio.net | “For too long, the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans has been at risk because irresponsible corporations have taken advantage of a loophole in the Clean Water Act that leaves our small streams and wetlands vulnerable to pollution. Thanks to the Clean Water Rule, these 117 million Americans can now feel better about the water they drink.  Join us in thanking President Obama, the EPA, and Army Corps for standing up to corporate polluters and their allies in Congress and protecting our drinking water!”

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Cannabis advocate Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre ranch into bee refuge to combat colony collapse crisis

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June 4, 2015, www.naturalnews.com | “He might have just turned 78 years old on June 1, but actor and celebrity activist Morgan Freeman isn’t planning to fade away into retirement anytime soon. These days, the longtime cannabis advocate is busy maintaining his vast bee refuge in rural Mississippi, which he reportedly converted from a 124-acre ranch in an effort to combat the global crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).”

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An Ancient Native American Drought Solution For A Parched California

June 2, 2015, kvpr.org | “In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale forest fires. North Fork Mono Indians have been using this approach for centuries, but now California’s severe drought means these ancient techniques are being looked at as a possible long-term solution. From Valley Public Radio, Ezra David Romero reports.”

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In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale
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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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How Indigenous Kayactivists Protest Against Shell

The Lummi Youth Canoe leads kayaktivists to shores the Duwamish people used to inhabit for thousands of years. ALEX GARLAND

May 19, 2015, www.popularresistance.org | “Saturday’s action against the towering Arctic drilling rig now squatting in the port’s Terminal 5—originally Duwamish waters—was different, for lots of reasons.  It began early in the morning at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, where Duwamish chairwoman and elder Cecile Hansen prepped starchy biscuit mix to feed more than 50 mouths for the protest, her glasses soon flecked with flour. Native leaders and participants had traveled from all over to lead kayaktivists in native canoes that day, some coming in from Alaska. And Hansen, who can’t be much more than five feet tall, has been fighting for federal recognition of the Duwamish people for much of her life.”

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San Francisco Becomes The First City to Ban Sale of Plastic Bottles

May 10, 2015, globalflare.com | “In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, a move that is building on a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry.”

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South Dakota tribes form alliance to battle Keystone XL plan

May 6, 2015, www.indianz.com | “South Dakota tribes are working with non-Indians in an effort to stop the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline from crossing their state. TransCanada, the company behind the project, received a conditional permit from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission in February 2010. But since construction did not begin within four years, the 313-mile route must be re-certified.”

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The company behind the project is seeking re-certification of the 313-mile route through the state.
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Bank of America dumps coal mining

BoA_Breaking_v6.pngMay 6, 2015, www.ran.org | “After years of pressure on Bank of America, they just announced a new coal mining policy: ‘Our new policy … reflects our decision to continue to reduce our credit exposure over time to the coal mining sector globally.’  Translation: Bank of America is dumping coal mining!”

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Big River Clean Up – Mendocino CA

“A Big ‘Thank You’ to all who joined us on Saturday for the Big River Clean Up! Several pounds of garbage and recyclables were collected and a patch of invasive tamarisk (salt cedar) was removed. Together, we’re keeping Big River beautiful.”
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'One of our volunteers posing with his hard earned 'trophy'. That tamarisk was tenacious!'

A Big ‘Thank You’ to all who joined us on Saturday for the Big River Clean Up! Several pounds of garbage and recyclables were collected and a patch of invasive tamarisk (salt cedar) was removed. Together, we’re keeping Big River beautiful.

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

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March 17, 2015, http://rt.com/usa | “According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Despite being aware of these facts, the company peddled its chemical compounds for industrial use, including shipbuilding, electrical component manufacture, food packaging and paint plasticizers.”

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Monsanto, despite knowing how harmful it was to people and environment, has continued to produce PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District has sued Monsanto for continuing to produce PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) despite how harmful it is to people and the environment. PCBs have also been illegal in the United States since 1979.

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