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Article- EPA Bans Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Treatment Plants

Common Dreams article- EPA Bans Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Treatment PlantsEPA Bans Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Treatment Plants

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Common Dreams, Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 12:45pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has banned fracking wastewater from public sewage plants, citing the inability of these plants to handle toxic and radioactive pollutants.

Clean water and public health advocates, along with more than 30,000 Americans, had submitted comments in favor of the EPA rule, finalized earlier this week.

“Allowing toxic, radioactive wastewater to be treated at the same place as dirty bathwater defies all logic,” said Rachel Richardson, Stop Drilling Program director for Environment America. “This is a commonsense step to help protect our water and our health from the dangers of fracking.”

The final rule formalizes a practice …

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Article- Fracking has many dangers

Letter: Fracking has many dangers

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Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola 12:59 p.m. CDT June 19, 2016
(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP)

(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation estimates each fracked well will require 2.4 to 7.8 million gallons of water. This translates into roughly 400 to 600 tanker truckloads of liquids to the well, and 200 to 300 tanker truckloads of liquid waste from the well.

An 18-wheeler weighs up to 80,000 lbs. Day-in, day-out, these trucks destroy roads and bridges, leaving towns to clean up the mess. Further, the one-well model is not an accurate representation of fracking operations, which can consist of 20 wells per “pad” and dozens of pads. Overall, 38,400 to 172,800 tanker truck trips are possible over a well pad life.

And …

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Continues to be Tested

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Continues to be Tested

The fight to stop manmade contributions to climate change is not over, we’ve taken big steps in the last year. Last year, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized — the Clean Power Plan — the first ever regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants, the League rejoiced. Power plants are the number one contributor of carbon pollution, and carbon pollution is the largest contributor to climate change.The Clean Power Plan is the biggest and most ambitious action the U.S. has ever taken to tackle climate change. This long awaited regulation will save lives, improve health, spur economic growth and protect our environment.

Not surprisingly, challenges to the Clean Power Plan from corporate polluters and state governments were immediate. And the

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Great Turnout for Going Solar

Great Turnout for Going Solar

It was a great turn-out for the LWVPBC May 26 solar presentation: Going Solar – Myths, Realities and Practicalities, presented by Court Weisledar of FL Go Solar in Delray Beach, FL. The event was very lively with plenty of questions from the audience and lots of shared valuable knowledge and information.

Going Solar is the first in a series of free events focused on Florida’s clean energy challenges and opportunities sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. Renewable energy offers far-reaching, well documented benefits for local communities and the nation – eliminating pollution, creating jobs, conserving energy, arresting the effects of climate change, reducing pollution-related health impacts, stimulating local economic development and more. Future presentations will bring to light the dangers of fracking …

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Going Solar: Know Your Rights- Home or Business

Going Solar: Know Your Rights- Home or Business

GOING SOLAR: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
GET THE ANSWERS YOU NEED!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • YOUR HOA CAN’T RESTRICT YOUR RIGHT TO INSTALL SOLAR ON YOUR OWN HOME!
  • YOU HAVE THE POWER TO LOWER TAXES ON SOLAR BY VOTING YES ON AMENDMENT 4 IN AUGUST!
  • 1KW HOME SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM WILL PREVENT 300 POUNDS OF CO2 FROM BEING RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE; 170 POUNDS OF COAL FROM BEING BURNED, AND 105 GALLONS OF WATER FROM BEING CONSUMED.
    GET THE FACTS ABOUT SOLAR POWER FOR HOME AND BUSINESS

A free informational presentation for anyone interested in learning more about Florida’s current public policy debates and the practical benefits of going solar

EVENT: Going Solar: Myths, Realities and Practicalities of Solar Energy for Your Home and Business

Understanding solar in Florida can

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