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  1. Utah is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Unconventional Energy Development

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    “Something gravely important had gone missing. Something related to reverence—to holding on to the ineffable wonder of what already is, caring for what little remains, being cognizant of how quickly we’re losing it. As we attempt to develop new energy sources and figure out how to feed ourselves and inhabit this warming world, we need…Read More →

  2. Walking the property line: eminent domain and the U.S. oil and gas rush

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    Editor’s note, May 2015 Networker: Some of the first stories my parents read to me were Beatrix Potter’s fables. Did you know that several of Potter’s tales originated from letters or oral stories she shared with children she was close with? She was also an avid naturalist and conservationist. On her death, she left 4,000 acres…Read More →

  3. Legal Principles for Mining, Fracking, and Pipelines: Defending our Communities and Future Generations

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    We have entered the Age of Extreme Energy. Every region is facing threats. To protect our communities and the natural world, we can establish new legal principles. The Science & Environmental Health Network and the Women’s Congress for Future Generations offer some new legal principles to serve as a basis for organizing around mining, pipelines, and…Read More →

  4. How to Unleash Chemical-Policy Reform (and Every Other Progressive Reform)

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    By Peter Montague Why is it so hard for Congress to pass a decent law to protect public health by regulating toxic chemicals? After all, during the 1960s and 1970s Congress adopted nearly two dozen far-reaching environmental laws and treaties [1]. Why can’t Congress just repeat those earlier policy prescriptions?   Here’s why:   In…Read More →