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Obama's Energy Plans Fail to Address Our Water Woes  

Obama's Energy Plans Fail to Address Our Water Woes
By Kyle Rabin, Network For New Energy Choices
Obama's plans address clean energy and climate change, but are silent on the related implications for the nation's water supply. Read more »

 

There has certainly been a lot of talk about Obama's plans for energy, and thank goodness. But what about water? Especially considering how closely intertwined the two are? This week, Kyle Rabin takes a closer look at this issue.

On the other hand, the Bush Administration it appears, has been covering up blocked cases where water pollution concerns were not addressed, the Environment New Service has reported, in a shocking story.

The good news is that Maude Barlow and FLOW producer Steven Starr presented 20,000 signatures on a petition to the UN to have water declared a human right. Read their story and watch the accompanying video about it and then go to Article31.org to sign it yourself.

Thanks for reading,

Tara Lohan, Senior Editor

 

9 Christmas Gifts You Can Give to Your Mother ... Earth  

9 Christmas Gifts You Can Give to Your Mother ... Earth

"Green" gifts guides abound, but if you really want to do something good this holiday season, put Mother Earth at the top of your list. Read more »

New Report: Clean Water Protections Are Failing  

New Report: Clean Water Protections Are Failing

The policies the Bush administration adopted are undermining pollution protection of our wetlands, rivers and streams. Read more »

Bush Administration Covered Up 500+ Blocked Water Pollution Cases  

Bush Administration Covered Up 500+ Blocked Water Pollution Cases

New evidence shows that hundreds of Clean Water Act violations have not been pursued with enforcement actions and the inaction covered up. Read more »

NYC: Gas Drilling Will Raise the Cost of Water by 30 Percent  

NYC: Gas Drilling Will Raise the Cost of Water by 30 Percent

NYC's chief accountant warned state officials that drilling could have "crippling implications" for the city's water system. Read more »

UN Takes on the Most Important Human Rights Issue: Water  

UN Takes on the Most Important Human Rights Issue: Water

Help make history by signing Article 31 to make clean water a human right for all. Read more »

 

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