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March 09 2011

00:26

Paying Favors to Big Industry Polluters, House Wages Another Attack on Clean Air

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 EarthJustice.org  Bill introduced by Rep. Upton and others reads like a love letter to nation’s biggest polluter industries March 3, 2011 Washington, D.C. —  Today Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced a House of Representatives bill to block [...]

February 23 2011

14:01

House Approves Controversial Budget Plan

 EarthJustice.org House approves amendments removing environmental protections for people, air, water and wildlife February 19, 2011 Washington, D.C. —  By a vote of 235 to 189, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a spending plan that gives polluter industries a free pass to continue polluting our air and water. The plan also removes key fish and [...]
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February 19 2011

19:29

House majority approves amendments removing environmental protections for people, air, water and wildlife

 EarthJustice.org February 19, 2011 Washinton, D.C. —  By a vote of 235 to 189, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a spending plan that gives polluter industries a free pass to continue polluting our air and water. The plan also removes key fish and wildlife protections. The following statement is from Martin Hayden, vice president of [...]

November 11 2010

02:54

Halliburton Bucks EPA Request For Chemicals Used in Controversial

EarthJustice.org Asking nicely isn’t enough; strong, enforceable regulations are a must November 9, 2010 Washington, D.C. — Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Halliburton has refused to disclose the water-polluting chemicals it uses in a controversial gas drilling technique currently under investigation by the agency. The technique, known as hydraulic fracturing, [...]

June 15 2010

04:37

New York Legislators, Environmental Advocates Call For Drilling Moratorium

Controversial gas drilling technique threatens public health, drinking water suppliesEarthJustice June 11, 2010 New York, NY — New York State legislators, environmentalists and other public officials gathered on the steps of New York City Hall today in support of a state bill (A-10490/S-7592) issuing a moratorium for proposed natural gas drilling in New York’s Marcellus Shale until [...]

April 14 2010

05:31

EPA Hears Call For Cleaner Florida Waters

EarthJustice.org Businesses, clean water advocates support rules to crack down on major polluters April 13, 2010 This green slime, photographed on July 31, 2009, on Christopher Point Creek, a St. Johns River tributary, is an algae bloom fueled by nutrient poisoning. Click image for larger photo. Photo: Chris Williams/GreenWater Laboratories/CyanoLab Fort Myers, FL — A loose coalition of business [...]

March 28 2010

08:39

EPA Issues Proposal to Veto West Virginia’s Largest Mountaintop Removal Mine

EarthJustice.org Agency finds stream destruction would cause unacceptable harm March 26, 2010 Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is taking the next steps to veto an Army Corps of Engineers permit for the Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia, the largest mountaintop removal mine ever authorized in Appalachia. The EPA’s action [...]
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