Well who could have predicted it? EVERYBODY! That’s who. Or at least, anyone not blinded by self interest.
According to Think Progress:
The “foaming” drinking water wells of a few rural Pennsylvania homes have been infiltrated by chemicals commonly used in fracking operations, according to new peer-reviewed research.
Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, the research showed three homes in Bradford County with water wells containing multiple compounds similar to the mix used by drilling companies. The amount of those compounds were small, however, and did not pose a health risk, the authors said.
Here’s a piece from Counterpunch placing Standing Rock in a historical context.
Leave aside the fact that bourgeois elections are generally structured in such a way as to screw over the 99%. Polls during the primaries consistently indicated that Bernie Sanders led either Hilla…
‘Is That Not Genocide?’ Pipeline Co. Bulldozing Burial Sites Prompts Emergency Motion | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
In a last ditch attempt to protect burial and prayer sites, North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux late Sunday filed for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say has already caused “irreparable harm” to the sacred plots.
“What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights with us is so great. If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm, we would become strong too, and not need names.…
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Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Oklahoma was hit with a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, with reports of tremors felt in six neighboring states—making it one of the strongest quakes in Oklahoma’s history and fueling a growing consensus that the cause lies with wastewater disposal from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
What is happening in America? The city of Milwaukee in the State of Wisconsin was convulsed in violence after the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers on August 13. The riot went on for…
No more whining or ‘moral victories.’ New Dems must show voters there’s another way – and they’ve got the conviction to get there.
It doesn’t exactly take a jaded disposition to doubt that donations from some of the world’s most repressive regimes are motived by a desire to aid the foundation’s charitable work.
The 86-year-old author will become one of the few living writers recognized by the Library of America, and she did it on her terms.