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WV Mine Owner-Funded Video Absolves WV Mine Owner in Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Deaths

WV Mine Owner-Funded Video Absolves WV Mine Owner in Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Deaths
Don Blankenship's hubris is surpassed only by his greed. The “Dark Lord of Coal Country,” as the former CEO of Massey Energy has been called, is using the fourth anniversary of the tragic Upper Big Branch Mine explosion not to honor the lives of the fallen mines, but to absolve himself of any responsibility for the 29 deaths, even having the nerve to point blame at the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
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Claire McCaskill Should Stop Echoing False GOP Climate Change Rhetoric

Claire McCaskill Should Stop Echoing False GOP Climate Change Rhetoric
While conceding the destructive potential of climate change in her reaction to President Obama's plans to fight climate change, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill echoed the same faux economic worries that she has cited in the past and that her colleague, Republican Senator Roy Blunt, put forward more forcefully yesterday.
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EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination

EPA Drops Study on Fracking and Water Contamination as New Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination
Last week, the EPA kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between fracking and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. This, as a new study by Duke University found that ethane concentrations in water were 23 times higher in homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well.
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