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Save the Date! 2017 Women's Congress for Future Generations Nov 2-5

Tomorrow is in our hands

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The Facts: Financial Status of Energy Transfer Partners and the Dakota Access Pipeline

A financial analysis by Executive Director, Carolyn Raffensperger on the moral and financial reasons for banks and other investors divesting from Dakota Access.

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Inseparable Futures: Healthy Food & Sustainable Agriculture

San Francisco Medical Society. The entire issue, December 2016, Volume 89 Number 10 is devoted to environmental health topics.

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Updates of Interest

  1. Less Meat, More Options, Better Health

    A new report released by Health Care Without Harm, Redefining Protein: Adjusting Diets to Protect Public Health and Conserve Resources, distills current research to reveal the human, environmental, and social impacts of the production of high-protein foods other than meat to arm hospitals with key information to design the healthiest plate. The impact of hospital…Read More →

  2. The Heartland: Environmental threat or promise?

    Networker Volume 22 (2), March, 2017 Dear Reader   The Heartland and all the bordering rural areas are often described as “fly-over” country, places that barely merit a glance out the airplane window. And yet these vast lands are emerging as the center of both great environmental hazards and great environmental promise. For instance, crude…Read More →

  3. Action Alert on Dakota Access

    By Carolyn Raffensperger Call the Army Corps of Engineers Now. In a fast moving chess game over Dakota Access, the President just issued a Presidential Memo to the Army Corps of Engineers telling it to fast track Dakota Access and 1) to review and approve the construction and operation of DAPL; 2) consider whether to…Read More →

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Recent Blog

  1. The Measure of Meat: Efficiency or Ecology?

    The Measure of Meat: Efficiency or Ecology? Ted Schettler March, 2017   Meat consumption in countries around the world varies more than 30-fold, with the US near the top. Our appetite for meat, estimated to be on average 137-250 pounds per person annually, far exceeds nutritional recommendations. [1] [2] [3] Meanwhile many people in other…Read More →

  2. Legal Background for Dakota Access January, 2017

    By Carolyn Raffensperger On Monday, January 23, 2017, the President signed a mix of presidential memoranda and executive orders that address Dakota Access, Keystone, and future pipelines. –For a good overview of the difference between executive orders and presidential memos, see this: http://www.usatoday.com/…/executive-order-vs-pres…/96979014/ The major legal question for Dakota Access is whether they already have…Read More →

  3. January 2017 Networker: Hope and Politics

    Networker, Volume 22 (1) January, 2017   Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from…Read More →

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