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Published on July 01, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Two proposed interstate shale gas pipelines, known as ET Rover and NEXUS, could soon cut through Ohio and into parts of Michigan if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These pipelines threaten property rights of landowners, pose public health and safety issues with any rupture, explosion, or leakage, and proliferate fracking by expanding markets for shale gas.
Published on May 12, 2015 - Fact Sheets: We must ban fracking on public lands to protect our climate, public health and national parks for the benefit and enjoyment of all Americans.
Published on May 01, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Any sort of leakage from Line 5, which carries light crude oil and natural gas liquids, would spew toxins into the Great Lakes, the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world and the drinking water source for over 35 million people.
Published on April 27, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Among the adverse environmental impacts from building the Constitution Pipeline -- a 124-mile transportation system for moving fracked Marcellus shale gas from Pennsylvania into the Northeast market -- is potential harm to several rare species of bats, one of which is federally identified as threatened and another as endangered.
Published on April 09, 2015 - Fact Sheets: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act -- sponsored by Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) -- would make the already inadequate approval process for genetically engineered (GMO) foods even worse.
Published on March 10, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Current U.S. energy policy aims at maximizing production of oil and gas by drilling and fracking tens of thousands of new wells each year, across the country. Florida will be among the states that most suffer from this path.
Published on February 06, 2015 - Fact Sheets: The poultry sector is dominated by a few large poultry processing companies that control every step of chicken production -- from chicks to cutlets.
Published on January 09, 2015 - Fact Sheets: At the very least, consumers should have the right to know if the foods they are buying and eating have been genetically engineered.
Published on January 09, 2015 - Fact Sheets: With the rise of GMO crops, coexistence between organic, non-GMO and GMO production has become more difficult due to the potential for gene flow and commingling of crops at both the planting and harvesting levels.
Published on January 09, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Unlike traditional plant and animal breeding, which tries to develop better varieties by selecting traits from the same species, genetic engineering techniques can insert specific genes from any plan, animal or microorganism into the DNA of a different species.
Published on January 08, 2015 - Fact Sheets: Whenever the subject of mandatory labeling of GMO foods comes up, the food industry claims that labeling will be prohibitively expensive.
Published on October 07, 2014 - Fact Sheets: Fracked oil from the Bakken Shale has put North Dakota at "the center of a revolution," now yielding more oil than Alaska and rising to second place for production behind Texas. But, as production soars, so does the demand for pipelines, trains and barges to transport Bakken crude oil to refineries, increasingly on the East Coast, the most densely populated region of the United States.
Published on June 12, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The rise of genetic engineering has not only diminished the ability for farmers to practice their own methods of seed selection, but also turned another sector of agriculture into a business monopolized by a few corporations.
Published on May 28, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Reading City Council is considering opening up the city’s water system to privatization.
Published on May 23, 2014 - Fact Sheets: Farming is a tough job. Farmers deal with unstable weather patterns and have just a few buyers for most crops. This leads to boom-and-bust swings between bumper crops and dire shortages. Income isn't guaranteed, and farmers are required to put a lot on the line to get their crop into the ground.
Published on May 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP will increase imports of potentially unsafe and minimally inspected fish and seafood products, exposing consumers to more and more dangerous seafood.
Published on April 03, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents more than 300 of the United States' biggest food and beverage companies.
Published on January 14, 2014 - Fact Sheets: The TPP's contentious "investor-state dispute resolution" allows a corporation to sue federal, state and local governments if it believes that a law or regulation will negatively affect its bottom line.
Published on December 18, 2013 - Fact Sheets: Absurdly, proponents of shale gas development argue that pipelines can benefit landowners by providing new recreation areas and better habitat for wildlife.
Published on December 17, 2013 - Fact Sheets: American Water Works Company is the largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving approximately 14 million people in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces.