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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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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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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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What’s left of the environment for Mary Landrieu? Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week. Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on […]

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Rocket explosion

Just want to point out this Antares rocket on the International Space Station supply mission was outsourced to private industry. Way to go, guys! This video was taken from a passing plane. Bookmark It

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Yeah, it really IS bad news. If you want a livable planet, that is. Bookmark It

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