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Al Franken Equates Climate Change to Cheetos

Sen. Al Franken says you wouldn't trust a doctor that's being paid by "big snack food" to give you advice if 98 out of 100 doctors were telling you something different. He says that's the same logic you should use with climate change where the vast majority of scientists say climate change is real and we need to do something.
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Forest Service to States: Give Subsidies Back

 Forest Service to States: Give Subsidies Back
The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them. Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states return $17.9 million in federal subsidies.
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Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes

Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes
Something smells when an agency purposefully cripples its own enforcement abilities. One good example is the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The DTSC exists to protect communities like Richmond from toxic harm. And for years, it's done a very poor job of it.
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Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'

Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'
As the effects of climate change continue to ripple throughout the planet, some groups are acknowledging that the warming planet means big money is to be made on a resource more precious than oil — water.
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NASA Climate Scientist Resigning: 'As a Government Employee, You Can’t Testify Against the Government'

NASA Climate Scientist Resigning: 'As a Government Employee, You Can’t Testify Against the Government'
James Hansen, the NASA scientist credited with raising the earliest and most consistent alarm over the dangers of human-caused global warming and climate change has announced that he's leaving his government job so that he can put his full energies into the climate movement he helped spur.
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Ed Rendell’s Plea for Fracking Fails to Disclose Industry Ties

Ed Rendell’s Plea for Fracking Fails to Disclose Industry Ties
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took to the New York Daily News op-ed page Wednesday with a message to local officials: stop worrying and learn to love fracking, forgetting to let readers know that since 2011, he has worked as a paid consultant to a private equity firm with investments in the natural gas industry.
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Massive Mudslide Cuts Off Homeowners from Their Properties Near Puget Sound

Massive Mudslide Cuts Off Homeowners from Their Properties Near Puget Sound
Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a large landslide Wednesday that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.
No one was injured when the slide broke loose about 4 a.m. in the Ledgewood community. Thirty-four homes were ordered evacuated.
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What the Frack is Fracking?

What the Frack is Fracking?
As with most things, understanding is an essential part of being able to make informed decisions. And this issue certainly begs for that.
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Environmentalists Oppose San Diego Five-Year Navy Training Program

Environmentalists Oppose San Diego Five-Year Navy Training Program
Environmentalists say that a five-year training program proposed by the Navy off the coast of Southern California would ramp up sonar activity and underwater detonations that could pose a threat to endangered marine mammals like the blue whale.
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NY Assembly Passes Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow

NY Assembly Passes Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow
The bill, if passed by the Senate and signed off by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would close the state's doors to the oil and gas industry's desire to begin operating in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale basin until May 2015. New York has had a moratorium on the books since 2008.
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