ocean http://ijpr.org en Fracking Moratorium Requested http://ijpr.org/post/fracking-moratorium-requested <p>California U.S. Representative Lois Capps has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking until there's more study. In a letter to the Interior Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week, Capps says she wants the federal government to conduct a study of fracking's impacts to the marine environment.</p><p>A recent report by the Associated Press documented at least a dozen instances of hydraulic fracturing in the Santa Barbara Channel, site of a disastrous 1969 oil platform blowout that spurred the modern environmental movement.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:35:24 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 3553 at http://ijpr.org Toxic Liquids Create Threat For Humboldt Bay http://ijpr.org/post/toxic-liquids-create-threat-humboldt-bay <p>An emergency effort has begun to remove millions of gallons of toxic liquids from an abandoned pulp mill that poses a pollution threat to Humboldt Bay.</p><p></p><p>The Eureka Times-Standard reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove more than 4 million gallons of pulping liquors from the old mill site. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:30:13 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 2870 at http://ijpr.org Toxic Liquids Create Threat For Humboldt Bay