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Approaching the Collapse: Don’t Panic, Go Organic
So-called “business as usual” is neither sustainable, nor even possible, for much longer. Out-of-control energy corporations, Wall Street, the Pentagon, agribusiness/biotech corporations, and indentured politicians have driven us to the brink. They tell us: don’t worry; trust the experts, things...
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Your Water's On Fire But A Corporate Flunky Will Drink It Anyway If So Instructed
Look Ma No Cancer (Yet): As sleazily entertaining proof that Halliburton and other fracking enthusiasts are stepping up their p.r. efforts , we have the gas and oil conference earlier this month where Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar had an underling drink CleanStim, a fracking fluid, to prove how benign...
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Silver Oaks and the Power of Predatory Capitalism
Last month eviction notices to residents of Silver Oaks Place on the east side of Kent destroyed, in one swift blow, a 30-year old community of 250 senior citizens in their late 50s to early 90s. Though residents were given two months to get out, and offered some limited help with relocating, the...
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US Advisory Group on Fracking Has Abundant Ties to Energy Industry
As first recommendations emerge from Energy panel, scientists seek ouster of the chairman, John Deutch - a former CIA chief and director of Energy companies
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New Fracking Rules Reflect Industry's Needs, Not Nature's or Consumers'
Today, the Shale Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board released its recommendations regarding the regulation of U.S. shale gas production. With six out of seven of the subcommittee’s members having direct financial ties to the natural gas industry, their recommendations will...
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'This Is What Love Looks Like': Why I'm Going to DC to Stop Dirty Oil
I decided to join the action against the tar sands after realizing that my friends weren’t. I found out about this action through Facebook, or maybe email, but eventually it was surrounding me on the internet and I didn’t know anyone who was actually doing anything about it. I started wondering how...
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Hope: The Care and Feeding Of
Recently, Nelson Mandela turned 93, and his nation celebrated noisily, even attempting to break the world record for the most people simultaneously singing “Happy Birthday.” This was the man who, on trial by the South African government in 1964, stood a good chance of being sentenced to be hanged...
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EPA Proposes New Rules on Emissions Released by Fracking
Prohibited from regulating hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, yesterday the EPA took to the air, proposing federal regulations to reduce smog-forming pollutants released by the fast-spreading approach to gas drilling. If approved as currently written, the rules would amount to...
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ALEC Exposed: Warming Up to Climate Change
As the U.S. suffers through catastrophic tornadoes, heat waves, and other climate extremes - no doubt just a small taste of what the climate crisis will bring in the future - polluting industries and the politicians that serve them want to convince you that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere...
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Talisman Terry's Energy Adventure In the Wondrous Land of Fracking
Hey kids! Want to meet Talisman Terry, the friendly Fracosaurus? He will teach you all about fracking for natural gas, "one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources" - at least according to Talisman, the Canadian oil and gas company looking to drill in New York and...
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