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Posted inEnvironment

Video: The tainted forest

In Oregon, a conflict is brewing between timber companies and residents over a little-known practice: the widespread use of herbicides in private forestry. Companies have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their forestland, prompting health concerns among local residents who say the chemicals are carried by the wind. Last year, 41 residents submitted […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

Homeland security watchdog: Anti-corruption efforts not ‘a perfect marriage’

The top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department told a House oversight panel today that turf battles over internal corruption investigations have subsided and his agency is not backlogged with employee misconduct cases, but he deflected questions about an ongoing criminal investigation of a Texas branch office. Acting Inspector General Charles K. Edwards, testifying before […]