Flint’s Poisoned Kids Deserve Justice

By Beatrice Murch via Flickr

By Beatrice Murch via Flickr

From the ACLU:

Flint’s poisoned children deserve the truth. They deserve to know exactly why their government failed them. And they deserve to know who is behind the Flint water crisis, one of our nation’s most severe, man-made public health disasters.

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Congressional Hearing on Flint Lead Water Crisis Disappointing So Far

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By Steve Johnson via Flickr

Click on image above for Rachel Maddow Show news clip about Flint water crisis.

Congress is now investigating the Flint, Michigan lead water crisis, according to the Rachel Maddow Show. Ideally, those who are suspected to be responsible for the high levels of lead in the town’s drinking water would appear before a committee to answer for their actions. However, the key players in the crisis, including the governor of Michigan and the Environment Protection Agency whistle-blower, will NOT be testifying for the investigation!

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Make Affordable Solar Energy Available to Everyone!

Courtesy of Bernd Sieker via Flickr

Courtesy of Bernd Sieker via Flickr

“The Low Income Solar Act would dramatically expand the availability of the financial and environmental benefits of solar power, through loans and grants to low-income families, public housing, and community facilities.”

– CredoAction.com

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PBS Gives Us the Facts About GMOs

Photo courtesy of renovatingyourmind.com

Photo courtesy of renovatingyourmind.com

 

There is a lot of information, and misinformation, about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This video from PBS.org cuts through the myths about GMOs spread by the corporations who create these “Frankenfoods,” foods which have never been scientifically confirmed to be safe for consumption, despite what these corporations are telling consumers.

As Droughts Persist, Treated Sewage Water May Be The New Tap Water

Photo courtesy of ypard.net

Photo courtesy of ypard.net

How would you like to drink water so clean and clear that it practically sparkles with the brilliance of a well-cut diamond? What if that water was from a sewer? Would you drink it then? The scientists over at the Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) are hoping you will. An article on the subject by ScientificAmerican.com says:

“Tests have shown that purified sewage from residential buildings is not only cleaner than existing drinking water, it can be produced at less cost than other options for creating freshwater, such as desalination.”

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Polluted Pennsylvania Rivers Found to Contain Intersex Fish

Ohio River - Courtesy of Greeblie at Flickr.com

Ohio River – Courtesy of Greeblie at Flickr.com

 

Just saw this from LATimes.com:

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Pres. Obama Takes Big Step To Tackle Global Warming

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Photo from thedrinkingbird.files.wordpress.com

 

From MoveOn.org,

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To Pres. Obama: Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants (petition)

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Photo courtesy of ecopolitology.org

 

From CredoAction.com:

A strong rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants is one of the most important things that President Obama can do to fight climate change.

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To Pres. Obama: Don’t Approve the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (petition)

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From SumOfUs.org:

We have one last chance to officially tell President Obama not to approve the dirty Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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West Virginia’s Chemical Spill

Elk River, West Virginia; where chemical spill took place. Photo by kanawhavalleyparent.com

Elk River, West Virginia; site of chemical spill. (Photo by kanawhavalleyparent.com)

 

A West Virginia public health official on whether the state’s tap water is safe to drink after last month’s chemical spill said:

Everybody has a different definition of ‘safe.’

(Sign this petition to help prevent spills from happening again!)