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Issue Briefs

Briefs Found: 53
August 28, 2014
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Toxic Workplace: Fracking Hazards on the Job

Oil and gas workers are being injured and even killed from accidents, and are being exposed to harmful toxins while on the job.

August 25, 2014

Incentivizing Fracking: The EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new “Clean Power Plan.” The plan aims to cut the nation’s carbon emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

May 8, 2014

Aqua America: A Corporate Profile

Aqua America is the second largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving nearly three million people in eight states.

May 6, 2014

EU Version: Organic Farmers Pay the Price for Contamination

Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, “coexistence” between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.

Español: Los Agricultores Ecológicos Pagan El Precio de La Contaminación por Transgénicos

Hoy en día sin embargo, la posibilidad de coexistencia de los productos libres de transgénicos (a menudo denominados en EEUU como “de identidad preservada”) con los productos transgénicos está en tela de juicio.

March 31, 2014
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EU Version: The Weakest Link: the Problems and Perils of Linking Carbon Markets

Proponents of cap and trade increasingly seek to create a global carbon market under the false reasoning that doing so will achieve improved economic efficiency and better emissions reductions than individual markets alone, because carbon dioxide (CO2) is spread globally throughout our atmosphere.

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U.S. Version: The Weakest Link: Problems and Perils of Linking Carbon Markets

Proponents of cap and trade increasingly seek to create a global carbon market under the false reasoning that doing so will achieve improved economic efficiency and better emissions reductions than individual markets alone, because carbon dioxide (CO2) is spread globally throughout our atmosphere.

February 28, 2014

Organic Farmers Pay the Price for Contamination

Until genetically engineered crops (also described as GMOs) were introduced as a production method for U.S. farmers, “coexistence” between different sectors of agriculture was a fairly simple prospect.

February 11, 2014
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The Rapid Industrialization of Frac Sand

Frac sand is an essential component in the fracking process; it is combined with large quantities of water and toxic chemicals, which are injected underground at high pressure to crack dense rock and release oil and gas.

January 29, 2014

Trouble Brewing in the Great Lakes

Unconventional oil and gas development poses a significant threat to the North American Great Lakes, the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world.

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