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Briefs Found: 59
May 27, 2015

Detroit Needs a Water Affordability Plan

To avoid violating basic human rights and creating a public health crisis, Detroit must stop residential shutoffs, restore service to disconnected households and implement a broad and accessible affordability program.

May 4, 2015

Fracking and Earthquakes

Fracking, along with the disposal of toxic fracking waste through underground injection control wells, has been linked to induced seismicity — in other words, to human-caused earthquake activity.

November 25, 2014

Español: El Falso “Consenso Científico”: El Debate en Torno a los Transgénicos no ha Terminado

Las empresas de biotecnología agraria, junto a sus partidarios del mundo académico y la blogosfera, están usando todos sus recursos para difundir el mito de que existe “consenso científico” en torno a la seguridad de los cultivos y alimentos transgénicos.

EU Version: The So-Called Scientific “Consensus”: Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over

Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogosphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a “scientific consensus” on the safety of genetically engineered crops (hereafter GMOs), asserting their data is in and the debate is over.

October 27, 2014

Haddonfield’s Water Future

Haddonfield, New Jersey should retain local public ownership of its water resources to best protect the interests of consumers and the environment.

September 15, 2014

The So-Called Scientific “Consensus”: Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over

Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a “scientific consensus” on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over.

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.

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