Sara Jerving

Sara Jerving is a reporter and social media writer for the Center for Media and Democracy. She graduated in May 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in journalism and international studies. Sara previously interned for the Associated Press in Brussels,
Belgium, at a community radio station in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and at The Nation Magazine.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 10:06am
Hurricane Sandy Endorses Obama
The fossil fuel industry has paid a hefty price for the privilege of framing the political discourse about America's energy future. Hundreds of millions have flowed into campaign coffers from energy companies attempting to purchase complete freedom to drill, frack, and burn. Huge "dark money" groups, the Koch's, Karl Rove, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, join dozens of oil and gas industry associations in pouring money into television ad campaigns demanding "energy independence," while trashing wind and solar.
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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:19am
Paul Ryan's Economy Isn't Working for His Constituents
When Dave Schumacher, 51 years old, lost his job in 2009 in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, he wasn’t alone. Schumacher drove trucks for a supplier company that served the General Motors SUV plant, the economic heartbeat of this blue-collar town.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:23pm
New Film Hammers Democrat Andrew Cuomo's Plan to Frack New York
Gasland director Josh Fox released a short film last month targeting the Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, for his plan to open economically distressed parts of the state to hydraulic fracturing or " fracking ." The 18-minute film
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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:50pm
Police Raid Anti-Fracking Encampment in Pennsylvania
According to Democracy Now! , police and private security forces raided a protest encampment of 
anti-fracking activists in Pennsylvania this week.
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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 2:15pm
ALEC’s Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment on April 18 to the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (HR 4348) that would effectively pre-empt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating coal ash, the waste from coal burning plants. About 140 million tons of coal ash are produced by power plants in the United States each year.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:45am
The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women
Hydraulic fracturing, or “ fracking ,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release "natural" gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute signficantly to air and water pollution and has even been linked to earthquakes .
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Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:44am
New Toxic Sludge PR and Lobbying Effort Gets Underway
A trade association known for using the terms "compost," "organic," and "biosolids" to describe sewage sludge is investing in a new public relations campaign to influence policymakers and the public.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:49am
Occupy Wall Street Outs ALEC Corporations
Ashley Gillece, a 25 year-old college student and single parent, was arrested Wednesday in front of one of Pfizer 's laboratories in Groton, Connecticut.
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