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This clip is from a March 24, 2015 Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission hearing on an out-of-state company’s application to export its toxic fracking wastewater into Nebraska, moving 80 truckloads carrying 10,000 barrels per day of pollution destined to be dumped into a disposal well in Sioux County — transferring all the risk onto Nebraska farmers and ranchers.

James Osborn, who commented below, is my new hero.  –  Debbie

SIGN the PETITION to the Nebraska Oil & Gas Commission “DON’T FRACK OUR WATER” HERE.

Minnesota Lobby Day to Oppose SF380, Vaccine Exemption Modification bill.

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RSVP for 4/14 Minnesota Lobby Day to Oppose SF380, Vaccine Exemption Modification bill.

Many Minnesota legislators still haven’t heard from us and all of them need to know we’re still watching SF 380 and won’t go away until it does! Join us to create a large physical presence that will keep the opposition strong around this issue. RSVP Here, or just show up, to thank our legislative supporters and to educate those who are on-the-fence about why opposing SF 380 is the right thing to do.

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12pm – 4pm

Where: Room 400S State Office Building

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155

NHFA looks forward to seeing you there!!! Don’t forget to invite friends and family too!

This Lobby Day will begin with introductory remarks from several leaders driving this opposition, such as Jim Abeler and colleagues, followed by a brief Lobbying 101 training, before we break into small groups. Each small group will visit one or more target legislators with and will be led by a member of one of the organizations opposing this bill. You can self-select which group(s) you’d like to join on the day of the event. Talking points and leave-behind materials for legislators will be provided for you. Show up for as much as you are able. Children are welcome. RSVP Here.

What the bill does:

SF380/HF393 eliminates the current conscientious belief exemption to vaccination for school children in Minnesota and replaces it with a new personal belief exemption that must include a statement from a physician and must be on a form developed by the commissioner of health. This bill will make it more difficult for parents who wish to decline vaccines, use a different schedule for vaccines than the recommended one, or who wish to skip one of the vaccines, or more, to get an exemption. Parents will be required to schedule a visit a physician who will give them a presentation on CDC vaccination perspectives.

Changes to SF 380 Since Introduction:

SF 380 had a hearing in the Health, Human Services and Housing Committee, and passed on a vote of 6 – 4 with one abstention. Senator Eaton, author of SF 380, offered a “Delete-all” amendment, and the new version of the bill is even worse in the following ways:

•This bill now requires parents to write a statement of why they choose not to have their child receive a vaccine and to have that statement recorded in the child’s medical record
•This bill raises questions of data privacy for those parents who choose exemptions
•Amendments to improve parental informed consent, and protect physician independence, were rejected
•This bill still allows a physician to refuse to sign the certificate, which could lead to “doctor-shopping” and, therefore, increased costs and coercion for parents
•This bill may have negative repercussions on physicians who sign certificates for patients requesting exemptions

Please help us keep the pressure on! Stand up for vaccine health freedom rights and show the legislators that we won’t let them restrict our rights!!! RSVP Here.

Take Action on SF 380 by sending a letter of opposition to the MN Senate here.

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Erik Molvar of WildEarth Guardians on livestock grazing, oil & gas issues and more, on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wed., 4/8/15)

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Wild_Horse_Burro_Radio_LogoJoin us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , April 8, 2015

6:00 pm PST … 7:00 pm MST … 8:00 pm CST … 9:00 pm EST

Listen To The Archived Show Here!

This is a 1 hour show.  Call in with questions during the 2nd half hour.  

Call in # (917) 388-4520

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Our guest tonight is Erik Molvar, M.S., Sagebrush Sea Campaign Director for WildEarth Guardians.

Erik Molvar joined WildEarth Guardians in 2013 as their Sagebrush Sea Campaign Director.  He received a M. Sc. in Wildlife Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he authored a number of scientific studies on the evolutionary biology, population dynamics, and ecology of Alaskan moose.

Erik spent 13 years as Wildlife Biologist and later Executive Director for Biodiversity Conservation Alliance in Wyoming, where he specialized in sage grouse conservation and oil and gas issues.  He served four years on the Laramie City Council, where he moved a national resolution on hydraulic fracking through the National League of Cities.

WildEarth Guardians states “Between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada exists a vast legacy of boundless and untamed lands: we call it the Sagebrush Sea and much of it belongs to every American. Decisive conservation action on nearly 80 million acres of this landscape has long been delayed and denied.”

Key objectives of the Sagebrush Sea Campaign are to retire livestock grazing from millions of acres by offering ranchers an equitable exit strategy and to secure federal legislation that authorizes voluntary and permanent grazing permit retirement.  WildEarth Guardians also works at saving prairie dogs and sage grouse.

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Erik is also a professional writer and photographer, and has authored 16 guidebooks to national parks and wilderness areas across the West.

Read Erik’s 25th Anniversary Story “How the West Was Won“.  To read many interesting reports by WildEarth Guardians, click HERE.

Tonight’s radio show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

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