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Cuomo Cozies up to Environmentalists, Bans Fracking in New York

New York made history on December 17th, 2014 as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state would ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” becoming the first state with significant deposits of oil or natural gas to do so. The decision to ban hydraulic fracturing came after the release of a new report by the New York Department of Health (DOH) which states there is not enough evidence to prove hydraulic fracturing is safe. Cuomo’s decision makes him the first major Democratic official in...

Pope Takes on Climate Change

Pope Francis has decided to make fighting global warming an important papal cause in 2015. At the close of December 2014, the press was abuzz with news the pope plans to issue an encyclical to the world’s Catholic bishops concerning climate change. The pontiff praised the UN’s climate treaty efforts in Lima, Peru and seems intent on encouraging the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to take up the battle against climate change. The Pope reportedly plans to address the 2015 Paris UN climate...

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