Friday, August 23, 2019

Tag: Pennsylvania

‘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.

Why plans to turn America’s Rust Belt into a new plastics...

Climate implications make a petrochemical build-out risky, not only from an environmental perspective, but also from a fiscal perspective.

Fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are...

"We don't know how much of an impact this has on human health, or if it has any impact at all, but this means it's entering the food chain."

Pipeline that exploded in Pennsylvania part of push to build fracking-reliant...

The 24” diameter pipeline responsible for the blast had gone into service just seven days earlier.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, August 31

Corporate profits reach new heights, Trump cancels pay raise for federal workers, Canada rescinds Trans Mountain pipeline approval, and more.

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer sentenced to prison for attempted extortion

“When an individual’s ambition trumps his or her good judgment and their otherwise good character, that’s when crimes happen… "

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monsanto found guilty, widespread sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, who Democrats are listening to, and more.

Could a risky pipeline bring together a politically divided state?

"This project threatens some of our most basic American values; I think you'll find the people in Pennsylvania care a lot about public safety especially of their most vulnerable residents – children and seniors."

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Deputy resigns after charged with shooting unarmed woman and lying to investigators

Recorded on police dashcam video shooting an unarmed woman in the groin, a Florida sheriff’s deputy was indicted Wednesday on charges that...

‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal plan

Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his version of a Green New Deal proposal which seems to be the most aggressive plan compared...

Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl. And I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is.”                                                                                              Former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah on...

Are terrorist watch lists expanding under Trump?

My wife, Joyce, and I recently traveled to Vienna for a week, where she had been invited to perform on Austrian state...