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BP 2-Year Anniversary: What can be done to restore the Gulf?

April 20, 2012 - The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls for National Leadership for Recovery." Read the full report here [pdf]. TROUBLED WATERS: A Community Blueprint for Gulf Renewal By Sue Sturgis and Chris Kromm

Fracking's air pollution threat

March 27, 2012 - As North Carolina considers lifting its ban on the controversial natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a growing body of evidence documents serious public-health threats due to air pollution from such operations, which have already been linked to water contamination.