Fossil Fuels

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
"Without a clearer view of the big picture of frac sand mining's impact, laws that protect our communities' air and water aren't being developed or enforced."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Opponents of tar sands got some good news this week. Oil and gas company...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"There's a giant polar bear, Sarge, and it's blocking the train"
What happens when a polar bear crosses the tracks? The train stops. That's how...

Further

The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...

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