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November 13, 2014 | Blog Post

Un-Fracking Believable: Smog in the Rural West

The people living in the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah are the unwitting participants in a massive scientific experiment.  What happens when you put more than 11,000 oil and gas wells in a geologic basin and then seal off the air for days or weeks on end?  And the initial results are alarming—smog pollution that exceeds the federal standard set to protect public health by a whopping 89 percent.

November 13, 2014 | Feature

What Does the 2014 Election Mean for the Environment?

In an audio teleconference, President Trip Van Noppen and VP of Policy & Legislation Martin Hayden discuss what the 2014 November election results mean for our environment and our communities.

November 13, 2014 | Feature

A Climate Solution Within Reach: Coming Clean: The State of U.S. Renewable Energy

The Clean Power Plan sets different goals for each state to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. As one pathway to meet those goals, the EPA suggests a renewable energy target for each state. However, many of the states are already on track to meet or even exceed those renewable aims. See how your state stacks up on the road to a cleaner energy future.

November 12, 2014 | Blog Post

A Farmworker’s Wish: Trustworthy Health Care to Address Pesticide Exposure

This is the third blog post in a weekly series of personal stories from farm and agricultural workers, illustrating the need for stronger worker and safety protections against pesticide exposure. To get beyond the statistics of 10,000–20,000 pesticide poisonings on farms a year in this country, we go to the frontlines, beginning in California.

November 12, 2014 | Blog Post

Enduring the Shifting Winds of Politics

Just two weeks after the election—after anti-environmental forces gained full control of Congress for the first time in eight years—the new leadership is already at odds with the values and hopes of the public.

November 12, 2014 | Legal Document

Belridge Complaint

Environmental groups and local residents, represented by Earthjustice, are suing the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources for approving a massive number of new oil drilling permits in Kern County without analyzing the risks to air, water and public health, as required by law.


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