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How third-party auditors make oil industry fraud possible

The accounting companies hired by oil companies to evaluate their inflated financial claims are on the hook from investors frustrated by the lack of accountability.

SEC finds fracking sand company misled investors with claims of ‘game...

The fracking industry’s over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart...

Fracking and the increased truck traffic created by the industry raise levels of air pollution significantly, and exposure to air pollution raises heart attack risk.

Struggling to make a profit, fracking investors are searching for the...

“Banks are losing money and investors are stuck in investments they can’t get rid of.”

California’s fracking ban fails in the Senate

While California is a major U.S. oil producer, urban democratic senators were hoping to change the state's course and take a lead on the climate crisis.

Appalachian fracking faces financial risks, report warns. Hopes for petrochemical plastics...

The associated petrochemical buildout that the region has pinned its hopes on as the future of natural gas is “unlikely,” the report states.

More than half a million people exposed to flaring, increased health...

Roughly 530,000 people live within three miles of an oil and gas flare.

Analysis: Some fracking companies are admitting shale was a bad bet—others...

Will the industry listen—or continue to gamble with shale gas and oil?

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for...

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

"Banning fracking in the Delaware River Basin is an historic event."

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Hate crime or isolated incident? Texas woman charged with attempted murder of Palestinian-American child

A shocking case in Euless, Texas, where a woman attempted to drown a 3-year-old Palestinian-American child, has sparked demands for a hate crime investigation amid rising anti-Muslim sentiments.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

MAGA bottom line: less about grievance, policy or values than know-it-all, esteem-buoying Trumpian absolutism

Trump steps up Nixonian arrogance (“if a president does it, that makes it legal”) into imperial privilege – if Trump the genius says it, that makes it true.

Justice Thomas sparks outrage with defense of gun rights for domestic abusers

Clarence Thomas stands alone in dissent as the Supreme Court upholds a law prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing firearms, sparking outrage and renewed calls for judicial accountability.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.