"Opposition parties and environmentalists slammed the Couillard government on Thursday for green-lighting a $1.1-billion cement works project without a review by Quebec’s environmental bureau."
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- Source: Montreal Gazette, 02/20/2015
"FLINT, Mich. -- In 1994, activists opposing the construction of a wood-fired power plant here asked U.S. EPA for help, arguing the project would spew toxic pollutants into their poor, largely African-American neighborhood."Source: Greenwire, 02/20/2015
"Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region are protected by federal law once more."Source: AP, 02/20/2015
"The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this year are linked to a puzzling weather pattern that has warmed their Pacific Ocean habitat and likely impacted fish populations they rely on for food, federal scientists said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 02/20/2015
"Lawyers for Harvard University will appear in court on Friday to fight off attempts to force the world’s richest university to dump coal, oil and gas companies from its $36bn (£23bn) endowment."Source: Guardian, 02/20/2015
"The RCMP has labelled the 'anti-petroleum' movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation."Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 02/19/2015
"Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance [Calif.], according to an Exxon spokesman."Source: LA Times, 02/19/2015
"Criminal charges are expected to be brought against Duke Energy in the next several days that will accuse the nation’s largest electric utility of multiple misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act."Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 02/19/2015
"Citigroup Inc said it would set aside $100 billion to fund environmental projects over the next decade, doubling the amount it had earmarked for such projects in 2007."
"President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement."Source: AP, 02/19/2015
"Indiana utilities are pressing state lawmakers to let them charge a monthly fee to customers who sell excess power from solar panels under a bill that has become a focal point in a battle between traditional and renewable energy companies."
"California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other pollutants."
"The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change."Source: Huffington Post, 02/19/2015
"Google and Apple are not the only big companies harnessing California's sunshine and wind to power their workplaces. Health care giant Kaiser Permanente will announce Wednesday that it has signed deals to buy electricity from a new wind farm to be built at the Altamont Pass, a vast solar plant in Southern California, and more than 100 smaller rooftop solar arrays to be installed at its hospitals, parking garages and medical offices, all of which will reduce its carbon emissions by 30 percent."Source: San Jose Mercury News, 02/19/2015
"Baby boys who are exposed in the womb to a chemical used in soft plastics may show small signs of altered genital development, according to new research published today."Source: LiveScience, 02/19/2015