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James Orben: ‘PennEast Pipeline: Coming to a Watershed Near You?’

The PennEast high pressure natural gas pipeline is planned to follow a 105-mile route beginning in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and continuing through Carbon, Northampton, and Bucks Counties. The pipeline is planned to cross the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, the … more

fyi: ‘CELDF Community Rights Update’

From the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), 9/10/14: Here’s an update on some of our latest work: GRANT TOWNSHIP, PA: On August 28th, Grant Township Supervisors voted unanimously to defend their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking wastewater injection … more

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Joris Rosse: ‘The Great Green Revolution Number Three’

Only once in a lifetime can we hope for such perfect news! I am an 84 year old environmental activist. 21/2 years ago I suffered a moderately severe stroke that left me with some deficits. Yet, I persevere. . . … more

Posted in Agriculture, Animals for Food, Climate, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Composting, Conservation, Food, Soil, Stewardship |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Von Kiel update: Prosecution Exposed’

[Written 8/5/14.] The 7/30/14 Dr.Von Kiel Bail Hearing Continuance: Prosecution Exposed Smoke and mirrors. It’s not just the fabrications of cellmate informant Althouse to be on the alert about. We learned at the 7/30 continuance that it’s necessary to watch … more

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Martin Boksenbaum: ‘MC Bias in Von Kiel reporting’

Here’s the email I sent to letters@mcall.com today 7/27/14 re: “Character-assassinating bias”: Martin Boksenbaum writing to The Morning Call editor re: “Character-assassinating bias“: Can’t The Morning Call avoid the character-assassinating bias evident in the 7/23/14 article by Peter Hall re: … more

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William Rivers Pitt, via pkc: ‘The Lost, Lingering Legacy of RFK’

I remember when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and it was another dark moment in 1968, following the assassination of MLK a couple of months earlier. Much of the hope he inspired has been laid to waste. Some of you who … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Economic Justice, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Poverty, Resilience, Social Justice |

Peter Crownfield: ‘Open Letter to Bethlehem’s Historic Conservation Commission’

To whom it may concern: I am concerned by the willingness of the Historic Conservation Commission to approve development that is not appropriate for SouthSide Bethlehem. This letter is prompted by proposals to build in the area bounded by Third, … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Building Community, Buildings, Climate, Demand Reduction, Energy, Green Building, Historic Preservation, Land Use, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & Business, Sustainable Living |

Mark Smallwood: ‘It starts with the soil’

Building healthy soil can reverse climate change. We’ve noticed something significant. Reports on climate change from international organizations to agricultural research stations alike have suddenly changed direction. Dire warnings and costly initiatives for slowing it down have given way to … more

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Kevin Easterling: ‘Lehigh Valley King Memorial’

Saturday, May 17th 2014, marked the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling that called for the end of segregation in our public schools. Many feel we have not come far enough toward this … more

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Fox Environmental Center: ‘Transparency in the Face of Attack’

At the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center we welcome requests for information and consistently fulfill requests for full disclosure of our activities, governance, and finances. In particular, because we were founded as a student and teacher-led organization, we believe our … more

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