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How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies by Chris Hedges (Video)
“All the checks and balances—from press to public interest groups to criminal prosecutors—are slowly being cut back,” investigative journalist Russell Mokhiber tells Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges in a discussion about corporate crime. 97 more words
As we await a decision by the Scottish Government on fracking in Scotland, the debate rages on. One side arguing that we need new sources of gas rather than becoming dependent on imports, while the other points to the environmental impact and the need for another dirty fuel when we have abundant sources of clean energy. 430 more words
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Ever since the dangerous consequences of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing—popularly known as “fracking”—entered the national consciousness, the small town of Dimock, Pennsylvania has arguably been “ground zero” for water contamination caused by the controversial practice.
The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool. 1,043 more words
As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking. 735 more words