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Steingraber Calls Out Illinois Fracking Regulations

EcoWatch: Before environmental lobbyists and legislators push a hydraulic fracking bill through the Illinois legislature, they need to sit down with farmers in Clinton County and learn how well regulations defended their water, farms and cankered lives from the contamination of coal slurry in the Pearl Aquifer. Then they would fight to the end, like five southern Illinois county boards, for a moratorium on fracking–instead of a regulatory compromise that undercuts their efforts. That was the advice… Continue reading

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20 tons of cadmium poisoning vital Chinese river

Telegraph: Even considering China’s notoriously poor environmental record, the spill in Guangxi Province is huge with officials describing it as “unprecedented”. In 2005, the discharge of just over 6 tons of cadmium into a tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong Province prompted a massive pollution scare and cut off water supplies for over 100,000 people. The scale of the disaster in Guangxi is far larger, with millions of people already affected Continue reading

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