Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the panel to ignore the findings of its own scientists that the chemical TCE causes fetal heart defects.
As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents.
Methane levels are approaching a worst-case scenario. But there’s good news, too.
Rick Perry left a nuanced energy legacy – including overseeing booms in fossil fuels and renewables – during his time in Texas politics.
A mine plans its death before its birth. The leftover waste from mines is so hazardous that mining companies must figure out what to do with it decades in advance, even before they start digging. That’s how it works today, at least. But in 1981, when the United States government began requiring mines to have