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Defend the Defenders: Ellen Sue Gerhart needs our support!

by Jed Alegado | August 6, 2018

Written by Ethan Buckner. Originally published in Earthworks website. Late last Friday afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested grandmother, retired teacher, and advocate Ellen Sue Gerhart on her own property – likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family’s land and Pennsylvania’s waterways from Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East […]

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We’re Literally Eating and Drinking Plastic. Fossil Fuels Are To Blame.

by admin | August 2, 2018

by Darcey Rakestraw. This piece originally appeared on Food & Water Watch’s website. The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. Care about plastic pollution? […]

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Plastic Free July: a wakeup call for corporations and businesses

by admin | August 2, 2018

Will Europe’s new plastic directive make a global difference in plastic pollution? By: Delphine Lévi Alvarès, European coordinator of the #breakfreefromplastic movement & Coordinator of the ‘Rethink Plastic’ Alliance’ Last month, people all over the world took the opportunity to celebrate Plastic Free July –  taking selfies with reusable straws or bottles, sharing tips on […]

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Why Straw Bans Don’t Suck

by admin | July 28, 2018

Written by Priscilla Villa. Article originally posted here. For the past couple months, the debate on plastic straw bans has been in the limelight, for reasons good and bad. Straws are one of the many single-use plastics — use once, then throw away — and according to the Global Survey by the Ocean Conservancy, are one of the top 10 […]

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Why Texas should ban plastic bags [Opinion]

by admin | July 26, 2018

The average length of time that a plastic bag is used is 12 minutes. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, STF / Associated Press Article by Rosanne Barone originally posted here. There’s no question. Plastic pollution is a serious problem. For decades, advocates have been alerting us to the floating gyres of trash out at sea and here on Galveston’s […]

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