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Obama Admin. Clears Way for Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 – Today, the Obama administration released a decision authorizing the use of dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. While the decision includes limited protections for species like the critically...

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U.S. Places 13th Out of 16 in World Cup of Energy Efficiency, Behind Australia, India and South Korea

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 17, 2014 - Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New...

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Judicial Vacancies Delay Cases and Create Unmanageable Workloads, Judges Say

Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 -Despite the recent uptick in judicial nominee confirmations over the last few months, judicial vacancies are causing significant case delays and creating unmanageable workloads for judges in district courts, according to a new Brennan Center for Justice study out today.

In a first-of-its-kind-study, the Brennan Center interviewed more than 20...

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34 Groups to President Obama: NRC Commissioner Magwood Must Go

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 21, 2014 – Nearly three dozen leading national and local groups – including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – are asking President Barack Obama to request the resignation of controversial U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

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BLM Turning Public Lands Over to Welfare Ranchers, Advocates Say

Jul 21, 2014

ROCK SPRINGS, WY, July 19, 2014 - The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today assailed a plan announced yesterday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to round up and remove nearly 1,000 wild horses from 1.2 mil...

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President Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 – President Obama signed an executive order today to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination during a ceremony at the White House.

The order bars businesses that contract with the federal government from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It also...

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Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion; Investigations, Trials of American Muslims Rife with Abuse

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2014 - The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism "sting operations" based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute said in a report released today. Many of the more than 500...

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As shut-offs enter third month, Canadians to bring water to Detroit, demand Obama declare state of emergency

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Unable to cook, bathe, or brush their teeth, thousands of Detroiters are now entering their third month without running water. To support their neighbours across the border, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a co...

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Activists Gear Up for Next Phase of Net Neutrality Fight with ‘Battle for the Net’

Jul 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014— Several leading grassroots organizations and Web platforms today announced the launch of BattlefortheNet.com, a site serving as a hub of organizing in the Net Neutrality fight.

Since it went live earlier this week, more than 100,000 Internet users have used the website to urge the Federal Communications Commission to implement strong...

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EPA releases proposal to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska fisheries from potential impacts posed by Pebble Mine

Jul 18, 2014

SEATTLE, July 18, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 is issuing a proposal to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. Science has shown that development of this mine, which is backed by Northern...

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