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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thousands flee ahead of northern California wildfires

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/27/thousands-flee-ahead-of-northern-california-wildfires/

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wine, Not Gas! New York Residents Fight Gas Storage at Lake Seneca

http://truth-out.org/news/item/25149-wine-not-gas-ny-residents-fight-gas-storage-at-lake-seneca

Shocking drought data from NASA

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/24/1316428/-Shocking-drought-data-from-NASA?detail=email

State of Emergency in Siberia's Permafrost Region due to Wildfires

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/24/us-power-giant-southern-company-hopes-to-build-more-nuclear-power-reactors/

Scientists urge US to change its ‘national vision’ to curb coastal risks

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/23/scientists-urge-us-to-change-its-national-vision-to-curb-coastal-risks/

Historic Win in Maine's Battle Over Tar Sands

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/historic-win-in-maine-s-battle-over-tar-sands

Oil Spill in Amazon Sickens Villagers, Kills Fish - Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/oil-spill-in-amazon-sickens-villagers-kills-fish/

Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/stigmatized-nuclear-workers-quit-japan-utility

New York State of Fracking

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25119-new-york-state-of-fracking

Survey Shows Americans Lead the World in Climate Denial

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/survey-shows-americans-lead-the-world-in-climate-denial

Halliburton Fracking Spill Mystery: What Chemicals Polluted an Ohio Waterway? | Mother Jones

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/halliburton-ohio-river-spill-fracking

Is This US Coal Giant Funding Violent Union Intimidation in Colombia?

http://truth-out.org/news/item/25144-is-this-us-coal-giant-funding-violent-union-intimidation-in-colombia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson: US must ‘sink lower’ before Congress will opt to protect the planet

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/23/neil-degrasse-tyson-us-must-sink-lower-before-congress-will-opt-to-protect-the-planet/

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Reclaiming Wilderness

Why should we bother protecting wilderness areas let along expand them? Kenneth Brower tells us why wilderness is not dispensable and why we need to continue working to protect it...
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Rare Wood Stork of Southeast Declared Recovered to Threatened Status

The Interior Department announced last week that it is downlisting the wood stork from endangered to threatened, but what will this mean in regard to protections for the enigmatic bird in its home range of the southeastern U.S.?
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10 Reasons There's Hope for Our Climate

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May | Environment | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/21/world-breaks-temperature-record-june-hottest-may

Detroit Water Shut-Offs Suspended for 15 Days

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Dear Friends,

Nearly 2,000 people took to the streets of Detroit on Friday to tell Gov. Rick Snyder, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and the 1% of Detroit that Water is a Human Right and they are creating a serious health hazard among the most vulnerable population in the city. The march was covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, every major TV outlet, local media and a special video was available on The Huffington Post. Our calls last Tuesday shut down the Governor's phone lines and they are beginning to get the message. Detroit Water and Sewerage has called a temporary halt to the water shut-offs.

That means that we can't stop now until water is restored, no more water is shut off and a plan is implemented that allows citizens of Detroit to pay a fair amount for their water. The water belongs to the people and is a city asset; water should not be sold to the highest bidder.

Thank you for signing the petition Tell Detroit to turn the taps back on: Water is a human right! Can you help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends?

https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-detroit-to-turn-the-taps-back-on-water-is-a-human-right

Join the second national call-in day on Tuesday demanding that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder end the water shutoffs, restore water to all residents, implement the People's Water Affordabiity Plan and not privatize the water that rightfully belongs to the people of Detroit.

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http://www.pdamerica.org/component/k2/item/2285-detroit-suspends-water-shutoffs-for-15-days
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/detroit-water-shutoffs-netroots_n_5600493.html
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http://www.freep.com/article/20140718/NEWS01/307180136/Water-protest-Detroit-arrest 
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REMINDER: AWEA Advocacy Training via Webinar TOMORROW, July 23

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There is still time to RSVP (or simply log-in) to AWEA's advocacy webinar TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 23!  Please come and bring your colleagues to, what we hope will be a dynamic discussion on how, together, we can build power for wind energy. The training will include an update on AWEA's current public policy work on Capitol Hill, will cover key strategies and tactics for engaging in advocacy around wind energy, and will outline some of the many tools and support that AWEA can provide to you, to make it easy to advocate on behalf of wind energy.

 

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Hello friends, Ashley Williams here again! http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governor-quinn-stop-the-1?mailing_id=24138&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=1415825

Below you will find some important current and future frack actions to take via Frack Free IL. Thanks in advance for your participation!



IMPORTANT IL FRACK ACTIONS: 

Fracking is very dangerous and a great risk for water contamination, air pollution, frack quakes and worsening climate change. It is gradually being rolled out in Southern and Central IL. We have spotted a couple of wells that are being drilled, but the full "Frack Attack" is awaiting the final rules from the IDNR. It's time to put more pressure on our elected officials. 


Below are several actions that you can take today, and coming up:  

 

1) Urgent - please sign and pass this petition to Pres. Obama and the US EPA to strengthen the recently released EPA carbon rules. These rules include recommendations for states to switch to frack gas for electricity production - this is a step in the wrong direction - too much methane is being released from all of the entire gas infrastructure (from the wells to the pipelines); therefore, fracking appears to be much dirtier than coal for the climate.

We are going to hand-deliver this petition to the EPA, so thank you for passing this to your friends.

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2) No-Fracking Fun at the Illinois State Fair - Let Gov Quinn know - 

"Good Governors Don't Frack!"  

Wed, Aug 13th is the big day - Or come Tues evening, Aug 12th to stay over.

Join many environmental groups including SAFE, Food and Water Watch, Move On, Frack Free Illinois and Sustainable Springfield, just to name a few, at the Illinois State Fair.    

Will Reynolds of Southern IL says,  "If you take time off work, this day is the day!" 

Itinerary: Tues, Aug 12th, 7pm, meet at the Metra train station in Chicago or another site in the suburbs, (TBA), to carpool, possibly van, or take the train to Springfield. Leave approximately: 7pm - arrive in Springfield at 10:30p-11p to stay overnight at a Springfield church (TBA) -- bring your mats and sleeping bags. There will be places to wash up, but you should bring beverages, and a bag lunch and breakfast with you. There will also be a short briefing about the actions being planned for the next day. If you are coming from Southern IL, there may be a carpooling or van option as well. 

Wed, Aug 13th, 9:30am, meet out front of a political gathering with the Governor and other Democratic politicos to protest fracking at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield.   Plans may change a bit in that we may go inside to talk to all of the Politicos and Democratic Party organizations about fracking, so bring your No-Fracking T-shirts alongside another T-shirt.  After the rally transfer to the IL State Fair grounds, there will be peaceful actions going on inside. Admission to the fair grounds is Adults: $7, and 60 and older: $3. 

Evening of Aug 13th, train, car pool or van back to Chicago or Southern IL - arrive back approximately 10 -11pm.

Or there is an optional stay overnight in Springfield on Wed night to go back to the State Fair grounds for more actions on the Republicans the next day, Thurs, Aug 14th. If you want to stay longer, there will be Springfield fracktivists to help and drop you back at the train station. 

Join the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/743716929020761/  

and post your car pooling offers or requests.

Up in the north contact: Jill Paulus at jillann123@comcast.net or leave a message at 630-469-4843, with your name, number and email - she will be contacting folks who leave messages after July 27th to firm up the plans. We will have a conference call on these days of action on Sunday, Aug 3rd, 8pm -- send Jill your email and we will let you know the call in number.



3) Senator Don Harmon is one of the keys to our "Renewable Energy Future" in IL 

– Please call him this week at 1-708-848-2002 to say:

Renewable Energy: Yes 
Fracking and Nuclear: No
Green Jobs are Better Jobs!
 

You can express your support for:

A) The "Green Dozen" bills that Frack Free Illinois introduced into the IL Senate this spring, they address the most serious concerns about fracking and some of the solutions. These bills need Sen. Harmon's sponsorship. For more information go to: http://frackfreeil.wordpress.com/

B) Two important IL Sierra Club bills that are stalled as well, one to protect our public lands from fracking, and the other to use the oil and natural gas production tax for renewable energy and to clean up pollution, http://illinois.sierraclub.org/legislation/2014/fracking_publiclands.pdf

C) The Fix to the RPS, which allows for a no-cost fix, to ratepayers, of the state Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS). This fix is essential, but did not get passed in the spring. It will promote renewable energy development and create the green jobs that we need: http://illinois.sierraclub.org/legislation/2014/rps.pdf

D) IL Nuclear Energy corporations are trying to block our "Renewable Energy Future". Please tell Senator Harmon that Nuclear Energy is not a clean or renewable energy. Wind, Solar and Tidal are sustainable, but Nuclear is not!

 

4) Frack Free Illinois opportunities:  We have been gifted copies of "The Fracking King," a new novel by Common Cause PA activist and fractivist James Browning. Contact drlora2@yahoo.com or 773-486-7660 for the details on how you can qualify to receive one. Below is an interview with the author:   

140715 Hour 11 Q 4 Radio All In For Mother Earth : Dr. Lora Chamberlain : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive              

All In For Mother Earth interviews James Browning, the author of The Fracking King. Browning is a Pennsylvania resident, who works with Common Cause around the corruption of frack money in our politics.  

Also, please like Frack Free Illinois on FB -- and keep up to date on the latest articles, messages, questions, comments, report backs, or join our email list serves and Sunday night conference calls: Frack Free Illinois   

Attend our many events: www.facebook.com/events/1470571359826399/             



5) Please listen to what the North Dakota Resource Council says about the fracking nightmare in Bakken oil field
 – Will Southern IL become the new Bakken?

140603 Hour 11 Q 4 Radio All Infor Mother Earth : Dr. Lora Chamberlain : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive 

 

6) Read about how Illinois can quickly move to 100% renewable energy:

www.thesolutionsproject.org.      



Thanks for all you do for our environment,

Frack Free Illinois


 


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Monday, July 21, 2014

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Military device used on Detroit protest against #WaterShutoffs

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315395/-Military-device-used-on-Detroit-protest-against-WaterShutoffs?detail=email

Renewables Account for More Than Half of 2014's New US Energy Capacity

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/renewables-account-for-more-than-half-of-2014-s-new-us-energy-capacity

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Majority of Americans Favor of Action on Climate Change, and More

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25075-on-the-news-with-thom-hartmann-majority-of-americans-favor-of-action-on-climate-change-and-more

Thousands March for Water Rights in Detroit

http://truth-out.org/news/item/25062-water-rights-march-in-detroit

Dahr Jamail | The Brink of Mass Extinction

http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction

California needs to ban lawn-watering

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/21/california-needs-to-ban-lawn-watering/

Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated nuclear plant?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/21/why-are-fukushima-engineers-creating-walls-of-ice-under-a-contaminated-nuclear-plant/

Looking upward: Vertical farms offer a bright future for hungry cities

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/21/looking-upward-vertical-farms-offer-a-bright-future-for-hungry-cities/

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Nevada Butterfly Gains Habitat Protection Under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed last week  to protect 5,561 acres of critical habitat for the Mount Charleston blue butterfly in Nevada's Clark County. The butterfly, found only in the Spring Mountains outside Las Vegas and nowhere else on Earth, was protected under the Endangered Species last September....
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Tell EPA To Protect Us From Fracking Chemicals

Strong rules are urgently needed to protect us from the dangers of fracking chemicals, many of which are toxic or carcinogenic. Tell the EPA to require full disclosure of the chemicals used in fracking and the dangers they pose...
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White House Approves Seismic Airguns Despite Public Opposition and Threats to Marine Life

Last week the Obama administration approved the use of dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor off the Atlantic Seaboard -- in spite of the proven threats to marine life, mounting local opposition, and risks to fisheries.
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Preventing Wildfires

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