Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: Pennsylvania

Whistleblower claims dangerous defects in pipeline for Shell’s Pennsylvania plastics plant

The letter appears to be the first public reference to allegations that the Falcon pipeline's corrosion protection may be faulty.

Pennsylvania families exposed to unusually high levels of oil and gas...

“The commonwealth has a long relationship with extractive industry, but it is an abusive one. It is time to start planning a divorce.”

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.”

Environmental groups oppose Shell request to increase air pollution limits for...

“[Particulate matter] is responsible for more deaths and sickness than any other air pollutant in the world.”

Fossil fuel industry and Koch network fighting Pennsylvania’s move to join...

Together these interests broadly representing coal and petroleum producers are trying to prevent Pennsylvania from joining regional programs to curb carbon pollution.

Former Congressman charged with stuffing ballot boxes and bribery

“Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. If only one vote has been illegally rung up or fraudulently stuffed into a ballot box, the integrity of that entire election is undermined.”

Put to the (Covid-19) test by the National Guard in Pennsylvania

Epidemic Epistle IX: A COVID-19 crisis diary by TCBH! members...

‘The polluter should pay:’ Pennsylvania bill aims to ease PFAS-related drinking...

Proposed legislation would use funds from development on contaminated sites to help offset costs of cleaning tainted drinking water.

EPA decides not to regulate fracking wastewater as Pennsylvania study reveals...

“Failure to update rules for the disposal and handling of dangerous oil and gas wastes is an egregious dereliction of duty and an intolerable threat to the health and safety of American citizens.”

Video shows officer shooting unarmed man in jail cell

Although the officer violated policy by wearing his Taser on the same side as his firearm, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub determined that the error did not constitute a violation of law.

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Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.