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16/09/18
Author: 
Rex Weyler

From: Rex Weyler <rexweyler1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Subject: Brown and Bloomberg Make Bold New Pledges, which are not remotely true
 

15/09/18
Author: 
Sharon Kelly
Wells dot the desert atop the Permian Basin in Texas. Credit: © 2016 Laura Evangelisto.

August 15, 2018

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

09/09/18
Author: 
Associated Press
Workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., two days after a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. AP

September 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.

A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.

02/09/18
Author: 
Jason Mark
24/08/18
Author: 
Sharon Kelly
Signs from L’eau Est La Vie protest camp in Louisiana. Credit: ©2018 Julie Dermansky

August 22, 2018

Karen Savage, an award-winning investigative reporter, did not expect to be arrested as she covered Energy Transfer Partners’ controversial construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, a river swamp bigger than the Florida Everglades.

“We were on land that the pipeline company doesn’t even claim to have,” she said, adding that she had permission in writing from the property owner to be there. “I didn’t think there was really any risk at all.”

22/08/18
Author: 
RAGINA JOHNSON

CALIFORNIA IS burning — again. Sights that were once only imaginary scenes in post-apocalyptic movies are now a regular occurrence.

21/08/18
Author: 
Dana Drugmand

Electric buses are replacing existing diesel-fueled fleets at an accelerating rate, and the transition to battery-powered buses is outpacing even the most optimistic projections.

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