Limits on Carbon Pollution, PA Marcellus Digest

Conservation Issues Update – LWVUS Action Alerts

Support EPA’s Limits on Carbon Pollution

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have proposed a first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built in America. This is a game changer for the climate – especially because power plants are our single source of carbon pollution.

The unlimited dumping of carbon pollution is a chief cause of climate change. And that means more frequent and violent storms and extreme weather events, as well as worse smog, which cause asthma attacks.

Will you join others around the country in saying you believe we must put people before polluters and protect our children and future generations from climate change? Submit a public comment to the EPA in support of the standard and your voice will be part of the official record. You can email your message to the EPA address listed below or use the submittal form on the LWVUS website: or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Email:, Subject: Attn: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495


Scientist: Renewable energy sources won’t supplant fossil fuels by 2035
Trib Live, Lou Kilzer, October 27, 2013

Solar, wind and even natural gas will not be enough to supplant carbon dioxide-producing fossil fuel power sources expected to bring severe global warming problems to the planet by 2035, says a Norwegian doctoral candidate whose views have attracted wide support.

Loyalsock from the Sky
FracTracker, Pete Stern, October 23, 2013

(A) friend had asked me for years why I don’t photograph the fracking activities in Pennsylvania, and my answer was that the fracking operations don’t lend themselves to the kind of artistic interpretation from the air as does the Coal Region. But when John mentioned photographing the Loyalsock State Forest fracking activity, I saw that I could use my aerial photography for a higher purpose.

Environmental group sues company over waste dumped into Allegheny River
Trib Live, David Conti, October 28, 2013

An industrial treatment plant near Allegheny National Forest is dumping illegal amounts of salty, contaminant-laden wastewater from drillers into the Allegheny River in violation of state and federal laws, an environmental group charges in a federal lawsuit.

New Non-Toxic Solvents for Hydraulic Fracturing to be Topic of November’s Environmental Issues Forum
Wallaby , October 30, 2013

The Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee’s next Environmental Issues Forum will be Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:00 noon in Room 205 of the Matthew J. Ryan Building.

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