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November 17, 2014

SEJ Meet-Up: D.C. happy hour with members & friends

Now that we've all made it through another election season, we could all use a drink or five. So please join us for a joint Society of Environmental Journalists and DC Science Writers Association happy hour from 6-8 p.m.
 
Please invite others you think might want to come by! 
 
No R.S.V.P.

Organized by Kate Sheppard
Senior reporter/Energy and environment editor
Huffington Post

More about SEJ Meet-Ups

January 13, 2015 to January 14, 2015

Conference: Growth and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay

This conference in Frederick, MD, co-sponsored by the Bay Journal, Town Creek Foundation and Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, will bring together some of the best thinkers on economic and population policies that could achieve a healthy balance of life in the Chesapeake Bay region. Free for journalists who wish to cover the event.

"DEP Revokes Water Lab’s Certification After Guilty Plea"

"West Virginia regulators have revoked the state certification for a Raleigh County laboratory, following the guilty plea of a lab supervisor who admitted he and other employees falsified coal industry samples so mining operations would appear to be in compliance with water pollution standards."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 10/23/2014

WV Chemical Maker Wary After ‘Near-Catastrophic’ Fracking Incident

"As the Tomblin administration considers a plan to allow natural gas drilling under the Ohio River, a major chemical maker in Marshall County has been fighting a proposal for hydraulic fracturing near its plant, citing a 'near-catastrophic' gas-well incident last year that might be linked to geologic conditions beneath the river."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 10/23/2014
October 24, 2014

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy To Speak at Georgetown University

The McCourt School of Public Policy invites you to attend the 2014 LEAD Conference, The Power of Opinion: How Americans' Preferences on Energy Point a Way Forward on Climate Change on October, 24, 2014. The Honorable Gina McCarthy, current Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will keynote the event.

"EPA Starts MCHM Air Testing, But Lacks Adequate Data"

"Federal regulators on Friday unveiled a program to monitor air quality during the remaining cleanup at the Freedom Industries facility along the Elk River in Charleston, but they said their effort suffers from the same lack of data about potential health efforts of the chemical MCHM as did testing of the region’s drinking-water supply after the Jan. 9 leak."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 10/22/2014
October 26, 2014 to November 2, 2014

Transformational Media Summit

Organised in partnership with the UN Foundation and the Transformational Media Initiative, this summit in Washington, DC will bring together pioneers and innovators in film, journalism, well-being, creativity, business, international development, and new technology.

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