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Open thread for night owls: Frackin' up the atmosphere

At Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Jim Naureckas writes: You have to wonder: Do journalists covering energy issues imagine they and their loved ones are going to be living on another planet in the not-too-distant future? That seems like the only reason you would write a piece about the world discovering ways to extract and burn vast new quantities of hydrocarbons without mentioning one word about climate change.
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Open thread for night owls: Oil and gas interests matter but health concerns don't, says judge

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (5 days ago)

Brandon Baker at EcoWatch writes Colorado Judge Strikes Down Longmont’s Fracking Ban in Favor of ‘State’s Interest’ in Oil and Ga: One thing is for sure—you can’t accuse Boulder County District Court Judge D.D. Mallard of being dish... Read Post

Open thread for night owls: FBI deploys entrapment to arrest terrorism suspects

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (14 hours ago)

Amitabh Pal at The Progressive writes FBI Using Dubious Entrapment to Arrest Terrorism Suspects: A new report by Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School focuses on the dubiousness of federal terrorism sting tactics. The 214-p... Read Post

Open thread for night owls. Molly Ball: The one number that will decide this year's election

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 days ago)

Molly Ball at The Atlantic writes The One Number That Will Decide This Year's Election: What will be the deciding factor in this year's elections? Will it be Obamacare? The chaos erupting across the globe? The president's approval r... Read Post


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