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Riverkeeper Raises Concern Over Fracking Waste As De-Icer For NY Roads

"A New York environmental group says the use of fracking waste on some of the state’s roads is occurring more than initially thought. The state agency that regulates the use of fracking brine says it ensures the waste does not have high concentrations of pollutants."

Source: WAMC, 12/11/2013
December 11, 2013

Society of Environmental Journalists Meetup in New York City

Join New York City-area SEJ members and friends for a holiday schmooze and booze.

7 - 10 p.m. No R.S.V.P. required.

Topics on the Beat: 

"In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs"

"BLUE ANCHOR, N.J. — 'Heads up!' Deep in the woods, the whine of chain saws pierced the fall air, and Steve Garcia shouted a warning to fellow loggers as a 40-foot pitch pine crashed to the ground. He was chopping down trees to save the forest as part of New Jersey’s effort to beat back an invasion of beetles."

Source: NY Times, 12/03/2013

"Public Says 'No' To Latest EPA Plan for Ringwood Superfund Site"

"Nearly 40 self-described Native Americans, local residents, environmental activists, and scientists spoke out in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest proposal to address contamination in the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site at a meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 7. More than 130 people attended the almost five-hour assembly, which was held at Ryerson School on Valley Road."

Source: Bergen Record, 11/11/2013


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