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EPA report shows violation of federal airborne lead standards at two California airports, yet it continues to delay action

Apr. 21, 2014 / Posted by: Ellen Zhang / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Legal / Tags: Avgas, Marcie keever

Update, April 21, 2014: Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Oregon Aviation Watch have filed a petition asking the EPA to address the continued use of leaded aviation gasoline. The below blog post, originally posted in J...

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Exxon Valdez anniversary – it is unlikely that we will see another 25 years go by before we have another catastrophic oil spill

Mar. 24, 2014 / Posted by: Fred Felleman / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Fossil fuels, Fred felleman, Heavy fuel oil, Shipping

This month there are two significant anniversaries to acknowledge – the birth of the internet and the death of thousands of animals in Prince William Sound, Alaska due to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Needless to say there is far more to celeb...

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Lifting the crude oil export ban would magnify already substantial ship traffic risks off Alaska’s coastline

Mar. 24, 2014 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Arctic shipping, Heavy fuel oil, John kaltenstein

The Aleutian Islands—an archipelago stretching for over a thousand miles from the coast of southeast Alaska towards the far east of Russia—is remote and ruggedly beautiful terrain. Its shores and surrounding marine waters, including th...

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Fukushima lessons still haven't been learned three years later

Mar. 18, 2014 / Posted by: Katherine Fuchs / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy / Tags: Katherine fuchs, Nuclear power, Nuclear reactors, Nuclear regulatory commission, Nuclear waste

Three years ago this month an earthquake struck Eastern Japan, sparking a tsunami and a triple reactor meltdown in Fukushima. While the disaster has faded from much of the world’s memory, it is an ongoing tragedy for the 83,000 residents of ...

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