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Senate vote on Keystone XL.

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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.

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

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I’m sure it’ll all be fine, and that the state regulators were doing their job. Ha ha, just kidding! WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has […]

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There is no safe way to transport tar sands oil: A major train derailment has occurred near Wadena, Sask., prompting authorities to keep people well back from burning railcars and huge plumes of smoke that may be toxic.​ The CN Rail derailment happened at 10:40 a.m. CST Tuesday about 20 kilometres west of the town […]

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Well, this is cheery news!

We just live here, folks. We’re just fleas on an elephant’s ass: No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America’s West Coast — or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” for that matter. That’s the upshot of a study in October’s issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological […]

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