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All Together Now – 05.04.17

“Eleanor LeCain talks about our protecting our national parks with Theresa Pierno, President & CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, an independent non-profit organization working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations.”  Download this episode (right click and save)

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Fracking plays active role in generating toxic metal wastewater, Dartmouth study finds

The production of hazardous wastewater in hydraulic fracturing is assumed to be partly due to chemicals introduced into injected freshwater when it mixes with highly saline brine naturally present in the rock. But a Dartmouth study investigating the toxic metal barium in fracking wastewater finds that chemical reactions between injected freshwater and the fractured shale itself could play a major …

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Koch-backed Group Calls for End of National Parks By Joan McCarter

The National Park system is broke, argues Reed Watson, the executive director at the Koch-backed Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in an op-ed, so the only thing to do about it is stop creating national parks [3]. Because, of course, actually funding them is out of the question. “True conservation is taking care of the land and water you already have, …