Monday, June 17, 2024

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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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.