On November 14th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the proposed settlement between the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), the State of Oklahoma, and the Sierra Club, which brings the Northeastern coal plant near Oologah, Oklahoma one step closer to retirement. Previously, all parties had announced an agreement in principle in April of this
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The Humane Society of the United States is praising the University of Notre Dame for becoming the latest university to join the international Meatless Monday movement.
The University of Notre Dame is participating in Meatless Monday by increasing its meat-free options on Mondays and educating students about the health benefits of eating more meat-free
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The Humane Society of the United States commends the U.S. Coast Guard for launching “Operation Right Speed”– a program that reminds large vessels traveling through North Atlantic right whale migratory routes and calving grounds to slow down to prevent deadly ship strikes.
The slower speeds are required by a rule enacted by the National
Read More… The HSUS Applauds U.S. Coast Guard for Protecting Right Whales from Deadly Ship Strikes
The Humane Society of the United States Praises University for Bringing More Meat-Free Options to Students
The Humane Society of the United States is praising Harvard University for becoming the latest university to join the international movement to reduce meat consumption by implementing its “Less-Meat Mondays” program.
The university is participating by
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By Paula Moore
Dolphins have rich social lives, brains that are as complex as our own and pod-specific cultural practices that are passed down from generation to generation. Some scientists argue that dolphins should be classified as “nonhuman persons” and that their rights should be protected. The resident dolphins of Toshima, Japan—about 100 miles
Read More… Stop the Dolphin Slaughter—Stay Away from Marine-Mammal Parks
Duke Energy’s strong profit, announced in a third quarter earnings call, is an insult to North Carolina ratepayers who are being asked to foot the bill for Duke’s costly and dangerous portfolio, according to broad group of organizations fighting Duke’s rate hike requests and its dirty energy addiction.
“Given that Duke has
Read More… Duke Books $594m in Utility Profits in Three Months at the Expense of Ratepayers and the Environment
With Congress returning to the Capitol after a month-long recess, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) joined other organizations in pressing House leaders to pass a five-year farm bill before the end of the legislative session in December.
Several popular conservation programs — including the Conservation Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program, and Chesapeake
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By Michelle Kretzer
Most first-date conversations probably don’t turn to discussions of mousetraps, but that’s exactly what happened to me. Since the fall months are prime time for a rodent invasion, don’t be surprised if you also find yourself pondering various mouse-eviction methods. Take it from me: Leave the glue traps, snap traps and
Read More… As Autumn Sets In, Be Nice To Mice
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s tabling of proposed regulations to expand captive cervid facilities. The facilities would have kept deer, elk and other animals classified as cervids.
“Captive cervid facilities concentrate animals in unnaturally high densities, which puts both captive
Read More… The Humane Society of the United States Applauds North Carolina Decision to Table Plans to Allow New Cervid Facilities