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Manufacturer of d-CON rodent poison reaches agreement with EPA

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of d-CON rat and mouse poisons, has reportedly agreed to stop selling some its products that contain chemicals the EPA has deemed to be a risk to people, pets or wildlife. Twelve products are on the list and they will no longer be distributed beyond March 31, 2015. The EPA has […]

Predictions that environmental rules would devastate coal plant were completely wrong

When it was announced three years ago that a coal-fire power plant in Pennsylvania would have to reduce its output of pollution into the air, the anti-environment crowd and operators of the plant cried that there would be horrible consequences. None of it happened; the predictions were wrong and now we have more proof that […]

Trailer: Drill, Spill, Repeat? – It can happen again in the Gulf of Mexico

Oceana has released a trailer for its new documentary concerning the BP Oil Gusher – and the ongoing threats four years later. For more information, go to Oceana.org. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Introducing the Mentality Pack Cartoon

Day One for the new Mentality Pack Cartoon – a lighter take on animal advocacy. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Video: Nuns speak out against Fracking

The nuns have it. They get it. They understand a clean environment is more important than the short-sighted profit margins of a few oil company executives.   PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

Former TransCanada employee has harsh words for company’s practices

A former TransCanada Corp. employee testified last week about the company before a Canadian Senate committee and used phrases such as a “culture of noncompliance” and “coercion” and “deeply entrenched business practices that ignored legally required regulations and codes” and “significant public safety risks” – according to an articled posted Tuesday on the Huffington Post […]

Studies showing dispersants used during BP Gulf Oil Gusher are destroying marine animals

The fear was there during the BP Gulf Gulf Oil Gusher, that not only was the oil killing marine wildlife – but also the chemicals being used to “clean up” the mess. Now, it seems studies are showing the dispersants were toxic too. An article on TakePart.com suggests – “everything from microscopic organisms to bottlenose […]

Monday Commentary: Earth Day 2013 vs. The Propaganda Machine

The nation’s knowledge and awareness in the area of science should be increasing – not decreasing or treading water. But I fear the constant train of propaganda from corporations and from some corners of the media has sucked in enough people to hold back progress in environmental protections. And unfortunately, too many elected officials are […]

Aerial video of Exxon oil spill in Arkansas

Once again, we have another environmental disaster. But Big Oil will mark it down as no big deal. And at some point in the not too distant future, someone will appear on a cable news show to ask – “What spill? We never have spills.” PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

The environmental and animal welfare news out of China only gets worse

What is going on in China is extremely troubling. The air is bad. The water is polluted. Animals are suffering. And people are suffering. And reports indicate the government is looking the other way. We’re seeing greed rule the day in China. The only things standing in the way of the US becoming the environmental […]