The Fracking Trade-Off: Dirty Energy for Explosive Accidents

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By Cate Johnson, Earthjustice On the morning of June 28, 2014, a snapped hydraulic line at an Ohio fracking well began spraying hot chemicals onto nearby trucks. In total, 20 vehicles were engulfed in flames and 30 explosions followed. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and 25...
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Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones Suffering at the Slaughterhouse

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform A startling new report by Oxfam America reveals just how dangerous it is to work inside a poultry processing plant. The report is packed full of alarming statistics and heart-breaking personal stories from brave workers, exposing an industry...
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Stronger Protections in Store for Farmworkers and Families

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By Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice As we walked through the almond orchard with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently, we were all celebrating stronger protections for farmworkers against pesticide exposure. This farm visit, organized by our partner United Farm Workers and the EPA, was the...
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New Study, Same Old Tricks: Coal Industry Uses Bogus Accounting to Exaggerate Clean Power Plan Costs

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By Starla Yeh, Kevin Steinberger and Amanda Levin, Natural Resources Defense Council America’s biggest polluters are behind another bogus study by NERA Economic Consulting that purports to show EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be a costly economic disaster. NERA reaches back into its old...
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