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Jon Queally, staff writer
It's official. New York state will ban fracking. After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited harm to public health as the key reason for the decision to announce an all-out ban. "The potential impacts...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Four Freedom Industries owners and managers have been charged with federal...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Residents and fisheries in the Bristol Bay region had long-sought protection from oil and gas exploration. (Photo: Luke Strickland / Alaska Marine Conservation Council)
A pristine and ecologically rich region of Alaska will now be protected from...

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A neat little story out of Vermont, where a hippie stencil artist and self-described "defiant dude" who makes maybe $40,000 a year selling Eat More Kale t-shirts just won a years-long trademark battle against fast-food giant Chik-fil-A - annual sales $4.6 billion - which had argued his slogan's “misappropriation" of their "EAT MOR CHIKIN intellectual property (is) likely to cause confusion.” Bo Muller-Moore had argued they don't even spell "More" correctly, and besides, really?!?