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A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale. Read more...
A must-read Los Angeles Times story by Neela Banerjee demonstrates that - once again - the Obama administration put the kibosh on a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") groundwater contamination, this time in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Read more...
When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. Read more...
Rosemont Copper Company intends to dump billions of tons of mine waste laced with mercury, lead, arsenic and other poisons on more than 3,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest in Southern Arizona. Read more...
Every year power plants generate 140 million tons of coal ash, enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole. Read more...

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Well, my goodness. It looks as though the people in the path of that massive ash spill are going to be, um, immunologically challenged! Yes, despite Read more...
As Nicole noted yesterday, Bush's recess appointment for Sam Fox is pretty offensive. But as ridiculous as the Fox stunt is, let’s also not Read more...