New Press Releases
February 26, 2015
Press Releases : USDA Records Reveal Staffing Shortages Undermining Food Safety
Press Release: These records document the number of inspection tasks that were not performed and the most common reasons why over a two-year period, revealing that for meat and poultry, inadequate staffing and turn around times were often to blame.
February 24, 2015
Press Releases : “Coloradans Against Fracking” Urges Statewide Ban on the Dangerous Gas and Oil Extraction Method
A broad-based coalition of groups has launched Coloradans Against Fracking, urging Governor Hickenlooper to use his executive authority to ban the dangerous oil and gas extraction process.
New Fact Sheets
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February 27, 2015
We are used to Congress’s Climate Deniers making boneheaded statements, but the bottom of the barrel has definitely been scraped now. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the Senate yesterday as “evidence” that the scientific basis for belief in climate change is untrue. There’s even video. Apparently, that there is snow in Washington DC in February 2015, disproves that 2014 was the hottest year on record. If that doesn’t make sense to you, that’s probably because you aren’t as easily confused as the chairman of the Senate’s environment committee. Or, maybe you aren’t in the paid service of the oil and gas industry. Senator Inhofe, on the other hand, has taken at least $1.7 million from the oil and gas industry to fund his campaigns throughout his career. And the oil and gas industry has gotten its monies worth. Not only has Senator Inhofe promoted patently absurd arguments on the Senate floor, he wrote a whole book of them. Science deniers like Inhofe ignore the facts about what climate scientists say about the strange behavior of the polar jet stream during the last few years. It’s responsible for the frigid weather that the south is experiencing right now. Anyone who is serious about following the newest research on climate knows that greenhouse gases are causing chaotic and unpredictable weather patterns. But the oil and gas industry are paying politicians to be blind to this fact.
February 25, 2015
Americans will come to realize what many of us in New Jersey have know all along: Christie is selling New Jersey off to the highest bidder, at the expense of hardworking families and our environment.
February 24, 2015
On February 7, 2015, more than 8,000 Californians took to the streets of Oakland to call on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking. The biggest-ever anti-fracking action in the United States mobilized the movement.