Fracked: New Yorkers Visit the Marcellus Shale + Disembowelling the Planet + Let Them Drink Methane. And Arsenic

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Anti-Fracking Rally, Albany NY

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Aug 29, 2012 by

Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pa, August 26– Senator Adriano Espaillat sponsors a tour for New Yorkers of several Pennsylvania hydrofracking sites owned by different companies which are exploiting the Marcellus Shale for its natural gas reserves with disastrous consequences, not least poisoning the water supply. Vera Scroggins of Citizens for Clean Air explains the frustrations of fighting the gas companies. Part One. Continue reading

After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter + Israeli Defence Minister Rumoured Cooling on Attacking Iran

Seattle Rally

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Updated: Sept. 10, 2012 added a video report

by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter
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crossposted at ISP
Sept. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.

Netanyahu had hoped that the Obama administration could be put under domestic political pressure during the election campaign to shift its policy on Iran to the much more confrontational stance that Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have been demanding.

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Greg Palast: If BP Doesn’t Make A Profit In The Gulf, BP Doesn’t Have To Pay

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September 6, 2012

Oiled marsh

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Sep 6, 2012 by RTAmerica

It has been approximately two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill became one of America’s worst spills in US history and it seems it won’t go away. Recently, Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil that was previously covered up by British Petroleum, the company held responsible for the environmental catastrophe. Tar balls washed up on the shores of Louisiana and Alabama and now the Department of Justice has publicly battered BP over their cleaning efforts. Greg Palast, investigative journalist, brings us more on the motive behind the DOJ’s late criticism.

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Moyers and Company: Challenging Power, Changing Politics with Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala

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Updated: Sept. 9, 2012 added a video interview

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