This is where the danger lies. Unsustainable energy—fossil fuels and nuclear—are direct threats to future generations and public health hazards for current generations.
In August 2012, the Natural Resources Defense Council [NRDC] published a report called Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air…. Pennsylvania is #3 on the list of states with the most toxic pollution from energy generation — for both overall toxic air pollution and for mercury pollution!
Check out Willie Nelson’s YouTube video on mountaintop removal mining: More info: Focus On… Mountaintop Removal mining (MTR)
A unique and excellent addition to the Lehigh Valley’s offerings, the Social Research Social Justice Conference began in 2003 as a collaboration between faculty and students in the Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, with the goal to … more
From Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth, 2/4/13, re: DEP Secretary cancels meeting with environmental organizations Berks Gas Truth was one of 12 organizations scheduled to meet with water testing specialists at the invitation of Secretary Michael Krancer. The invitation came in … more
Here are some information resources for more information on fracking & unconventional shale gas development: Artists Against Fracking Frac Tracker Marcellus-shale.us Physicians, Scientists, & Engineers for Healthy Energy Un-natural Gas If you know of any others we should list, please … more
Note: Much of this material was originally posted as a call to action regarding the City of Allentown’s proposal to contract with Delta Thermo Energy to build a ‘Waste to energy’ plant in downtown Allentown. That proposal was approved and … more
Forward thinking companies realize value in providing sustainable, renewable, organic, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, sweatshop free, biodegradable, and locally-produced products and services. In the long run, our steadfast demand for such ethical products will yield greater profits to ethical suppliers. I believe … more
When the residents of Lynn Township, Lehigh County discovered E.coli in their water wells, they approached their township supervisors, asking them to tell a local farmer to stop using fertilizer made from treated sewage sludge that goes by the green- … more
Bangor, Pennsylvania was once the slate-producing capital of the world. Now the abandoned quarries are candidates for toxic dumping. For over 30 years, one particular quarry has been receiving truckloads of ash from the GenOn coal plant in Mt.Bethel. The … more