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But he did! ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks. “I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing […]

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We don’t see this happen too often, we should pay attention: CHARLESTON, WV –Four owners and managers of Freedom Industries have been indicted and charged with federal violations of the Clean Water Act for failing to operate the company in an environmentally sound manner, resulting in the chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of […]

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No one really gives a shit about ordinary people’s concerns anymore: (Reuters) – For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. In at least a handful of places, the […]

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Painfully stupid and venal, considering this is the state at immediate risk of being underwater. Oh well! TALLAHASSEE — State regulators on Tuesday approved proposals to gut Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to terminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015, giving the investor-owned utilities virtually everything they wanted. After […]

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Here’s a “hit head on desk” moment for you! While their Senate colleagues were engaged in a fiery debate over the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House on Tuesday quietly passed a bill that environmentalists say would hamper the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to use the best scientific information when crafting regulations to […]

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Senate vote on Keystone XL. Bookmark It

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Of why private industry shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near nuclear power plants: …workers packaging the waste came across a batch that was extraordinarily acidic, making it unsafe for shipping. The lab’s guidelines called for work to shut down while the batch underwent a rigid set of reviews to determine how to treat it, a time-consuming […]

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Brothers among 4 killed in chemical leak at Texas plant. So now the PTB want to make Philadelphia into the next Houston! Oh, I can’t wait: (CNN) — Four workers were killed Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the eastern outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements […]

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Of why the private sector shouldn’t be anywhere near anything as important as nuclear power. Because if they’ll cut corners on the financing, they’ll do it on safety, too: A federal grand jury has indicted two former executives of a company that hoped to build a nuclear power plant in southwestern Idaho. Donald L. Gillispie, […]

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They say the arc of the universe bends toward justice, and I’m glad the universe finally got around to indicting Don Blankenship: Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted today on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 […]

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