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Sampling Sparkill Creek: Riverkeeper Water Quality Program

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Citizen scientists have expanded Riverkeeper’s water quality sampling program, from New York City to Albany. Their work on local streams adds to the Hudson River water quality testing performed from Riverkeeper’s patrol boat. Laurie Seeman of Strawtown Art & Garden Studio, Rockland County, N.Y., explains how the program sparked the formation of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance. See the sampling data: [...]

In the Coal River Valley

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short film featuring Junior Walk from the Coal River Valley. The film explores his life growing up in the Coal River Valley in southern West Virginia and is part of a series about fossil fuel extraction throughout West Virginia called “In the Hills and Hollows” Produced and filmed by: Keely Kernan Music by: Keely Kernan Sponsored in part by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Civil Society Institute. In the Hills and Hollows “In the Hills and Hollows” is a series of short films about fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia. The series is produced and filmed by [...]

EQAT Investigates PNC Bank

October 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On September 20, 2014, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) held a mock investigation at two branches of PNC Bank in midtown Manhattan, to determine the bank’s complicity in climate disruption. A short version: A video by Peter Eliscu © 2014 The Peter Eliscu Archives. All Rights [...]

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. via Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. From   Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped! Posted on September 8, 2014 by summerheatbraytonpoint FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2014 Contact: Emily Kirkland, Communications Coordinator for Better Future Project, 646 623 5271, FALL RIVER, MA — In a major — and unexpected — victory for the climate movement, the criminal charges against two men who used a lobster boat to block a massive coal [...]

What’s in coal ash?

March 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s in coal ash? FEATURED Posted on December 14, 2012 by Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman More than 25 percent of the chemical elements listed on the periodic table can be found in coal and coal ash. What’s in coal ash? 25.64 percent of the periodic table. Click on the element’s names to learn more about them from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry(ATSDR) TOX Profiles or the World Health Organization (WHO) website. 4 – Be – Beryllium 11 – Na – Sodium 12 – Mg – Magnesium 13 – Al – Aluminum 16 – S – Sulfur 19 – K – Potassium 20 – Ca [...]

Duke Energy Clean Up Your Coal Ash – Petition Delivery

February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Several groups delivered petitions to Duke Energy to Clean Up their Coal Ash ponds. In response to a recent Coal Ash Spill, hundreds gathered, chanted and handed to Duke Energy 8,898 signed petitions requesting the complete and speedy clean-up of the incident. The rally and petition exchange took place at Duke Energy’s Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Accepting the signed petitions for the February 2nd coal ash spill at the Eden, NC plant was spokesperson Tom Williams from Duke Energy. Video from Dee Anonmiss From Dee Anonmiss – “they stated 3 people could go hand them in at [...]

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit From Pete Harrison, an attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance: Here is a map showing approximate locations of: the ongoing seepage pouring over orange rocks that Waterkeeper identified (orange line) the 48” pipe that collapsed on Feb. 2 causing the major spill event (red line) the 36” pipe that is now under question (yellow line) the only NPDES-permitted outfall for the entire ash impoundment (green line) Note that this is an approximation, based on incomplete information, and subject to [...]