Today’s Essential Reads
Clean water is life. Sign the following petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to keep California waters healthy.
Curtis White’s parents moved into a lush valley in the hills of Southwest Virginia in 1956. Nearly 60 years later, that scenic vista is a distant memory in sharp contrast to today’s landscape, which features a coal-bed methane well just 500 feet from the family home.
Twelve participants in the Tour de FRACK, or Freedom Ride for Awareness & Community Knowledge, rode their bicycles through Rockwood this week to bring attention to the side effects of hydraulic fracturing.
The French government is “totally opposed” to hydraulic fracturing, a drilling process to produce natural gas and oil from shale, French Environment and Energy Minister Delphine Batho said.
BP OIL SPILL:
Two years ago this month, an oil pipeline burst in Michigan, contaminating 38 miles of the Kalamazoo River. It didn’t get much national notice because everyone was focused on the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A government safety panel says BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Everglades restoration backers are aiming to get a big piece of the billions of dollars of fines that oil giant BP is expected to pay for polluting the Gulf of Mexico and disrupting Florida’s delicate ecology during the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.
Scientists studying long-term effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are looking for 15,000 more people who helped with the cleanup, even for one day.
Based on lessons learned from the results of investigations into the unprecedented nuclear power plant crisis, the government and electric power companies must work on measures to prevent future nuclear accidents.