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Top 5 Reasons LNG Exports Are a Very Bad Idea

Top 5 Reasons LNG Exports Are a Very Bad Idea

Michael Brune Most Americans have probably heard about the “boom” in natural gas, with U.S. production up by one-third since 2005. Besides historically low natural gas prices, one consequence is that companies like Exxon Mobil are now pushing the federal government to approve permits for more than 20 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals. Big […]

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    Dozens of U.S. Cities Join the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

    Dozens of U.S. Cities Join the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

    Earth Policy Institute By Janet Larsen When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. Eager for access to a fleet of thousands of bicycles, they became Citi Bike members weeks before bikes were expected to be available. Such […]

    The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

    The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

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    Polluting Hog Farm Threatened With Lawsuit for Violations of Clean Water Act

    Polluting Hog Farm Threatened With Lawsuit for Violations of Clean Water Act

    Waterkeeper Alliance Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) and Waterkeeper Alliance have filed a notice of intent to sue the owners and operators of the JC Howard Hill and Taylor swine concentrated animal feeding operation in Jones County for violations of the Clean Water Act. The […]

    Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

    Food Imports from China Under Scrutiny for Fraud and Lack of Inspection

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    EPA Approves New Pesticide Highly Toxic to Bees

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    FDA Admits Chicken Meat Contains Arsenic

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    Gas Rush Stories: Life Above the Marcellus Shale

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    The Beautiful Poisoned Children of China

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