Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: Pennsylvania

A Former Governor Admitted He Put Economics Ahead of Safety When...

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell admitted his state’s fracking regulations favored economics over environmental safety

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil...

A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.

How Does Fracking Affects Humans? Cases in Pennsylvania Proceed

Not only is water being potentially contaminated by fracking in Pennsylvania but oil companies are aggressively seizing land for a fracking pipeline that might not even be built.

12 Year-Old Girl Killed by Officer in Eviction Confrontation

Ciara Meyer was hit with a bullet that passed through her father's arm. She died at the scene.

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination...

A major class action lawsuit was recently filed in a District Court and pits plaintiffs in Dimock, PA against big oil and gas. This case could be key in determining whether "frackers," who contaminate drinking water, can be held accountable under federal law.

Pennsylvania’s Prison System is Torturing Mumia Abu-Jamal and his Family Too

Abu-Jamal’s current health crisis clearly illustrates this national atrocity. His situation is also clearly unconstitutional, as leaving an inmate untreated, including for a disease like diabetes, has been declared by the US Supreme Court to be "cruel and unusual punishment."

Cop Charged with Homicide for Shooting Unarmed Man Twice in the...

After a routine traffic stop, a Pennsylvania police officer was charged with criminal homicide for shooting an unarmed man on Tuesday. This is just another example of an officer employing deadly force without justification.

State Treasurer Resigns and Pleads Guilty to Attempted Extortion

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert McCord, who pled guilty to two counts of attempted extortion on Tuesday, could face up to 40 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Did his behavior lead to the "erosion of the public's trust?"

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

Embracing Islamic terrorism

Ever wonder why we never go to war against or impose sanctions on these sponsors of terrorism? Heck, we don’t even condemn them!

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?