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Nearly 70 Groups: Environmental Defense Fund Does Not Speak For Us On Fracking

Yahoo: A total of 67 leading grassroots organizations focused on citizen and environmental issues today released a joint letter to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) disapproving of the group's willingness to be coopted by industry interests on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") for shale gas. Available online at http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/frackingEDF, the letter addressed to EDF President Fred Krupp states: "Those of us concerned with charting a rational and sustainable energy...

EPA Decides to Limit Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water–Guess Who Objects?

Yahoo: Overturning a 2008 decision by the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it will establish a federal limit on the amount of perchlorate in drinking water. This would be the first nation-wide limit and would crack down on the naturally occurring and artificially produced chemical that is used in rocket fuel, fireworks, flares and missiles. The reason for concern is that the EPA says perchlorate may have an impact on the thyroid, which Time Magazine's Bryan...