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Colbert Calls Out Fracking Company for Lifetime Gag Order on Children
On The Colbert Report Thursday night, Stephen Colbert put the spotlight on Range Resources for imposing a gag order on a Pennsylvania family whose water was contaminated by the company's nearby fracking operations. As part of a $750,000 settlement to assist with the family's relocation expenses, the gag order prohibits the family from ever speaking about how fracking has affected them during their lifetimes, which includes the family's underage children. Prohibiting a child's freedom of speech before they are of voting age is more than enough to raise Colbert's furrowed brow.
For years, the fracking industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have repeated the talking point that "there has never been a proven case of groundwater contamination from fracking." Watch Colbert confront this issue like no one can:
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- Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
- Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
- Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
- However, it's also important to savor and enjoy what you're eating so you don't feel deprived.
Yes, we know. Cookies aren't considered a "healthy" food by any stretch of the imagination.
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