Democracy

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An oil pump jack in Oklahoma. (Photo: jbpribanic/public herald/cc/flickr)
Despite mounting scientific evidence that fracking is increasing seismic activity in the state, Oklahoma legislators are poised to pass legislation preventing municipalities from passing local bans on drilling operations. Senate Bill 468 would overturn an 80-year-old statute and explicitly prohibits local regulation of certain oil and gas...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In what environmental campaigners and the people of the small town of Denton,...
Common Dreams staff
Voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday in the tightest...