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No Fracking Way to Balance a State Budget
More than half of all states are getting a new governor this year, making this incoming class one of the largest in American history. The Republicans made huge gains in the states, with 18 new GOP governors taking office. The Midwest took an especially hard hit, as most Great Lakes states now have...
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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Young Green Activists for a Warming World
Can a new group of young environmental leaders reinvigorate greens’ grassroots spirit?
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How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in 2011
2010 was a disappointing year for environmentalists. This was the year Congress was supposed to pass climate change legislation, but each and every time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed on the verge of pushing the bill forward, the effort fell short. In April, off the coast of Louisiana,...
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10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
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Untellable Truths
Democrats of all stripes have been so focused on details of policy that they have surrendered public political discourse to conservatives, and with it the key to the nation's future. Materialist Perspectives The differences between Democratic progressives and the president over the tax deal the...
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NY Assembly Approves Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium
The New York state legislature refused to consider most major agenda items in Monday’s session, but they still gave their final approval to a bill that places a six-month ban on hydraulic fracturing while state and federal agencies review the practice. The measure , which was approved by the state...
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What’s in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen
It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the same amount of water on our planet since the beginning of time, " Susan Leal, co-author of Running Out of Water, told GritTV's Laura Flande rs . "We are on a collision course of a very finite...
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Halliburton’s Stonewalling Works in Pa., but Sparks Subpoena at EPA
On Nov. 9, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that Halliburton had refused to give the agency a complete list of the chemicals it uses for gas drilling, resulting in a subpoena for the energy giant. But the battle to keep much of this information confidential is one that Halliburton is...
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EPA Subpoenas Halliburton, Seeking Fracking Secrets
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. EPA has issued a subpoena to Halliburton, requiring information about the chemicals used by the energy and engineering company to fracture shale rocks, releasing the natural gas they contain. Halliburton was subpoenaed after failing to voluntarily meet EPA's requests for...
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Pennsylvania to Become 'Gasland'?
Pennsylvanians set to take on gov't, industry, and Karl Rove over one of world's largest gas deposits
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