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‘Fractivists’ Increase Pressure on Clinton and Sanders in New York

"A nasty row that erupted between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over oil and gas industry donors last week is catapulting the issue of climate change into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as it moves to New York, where an army of activists upstate is driven by opposition to drilling."

Source: NY Times, 04/05/2016
April 26, 2016

Media Law for Journalists

This day-long Media Law Resource Center Institute program at the New York Times will cover practical advice for journalists to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits, navigate the reporter-source relationship, avoid copyright traps, learn about digital law and understand insurance coverage options. Includes a round table discussion with editors and writers who will share their tips and strategies.

"Methane Hazard Lurks in Boston's Aging, Leaking Gas Pipes, Study Says"

"Hidden beneath Boston lies a vast network of aging iron and steel pipes that leak natural gas from thousands of points under the city. A small number of these leaks emit large volumes of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, while others pose an immediate explosion hazard, according to a recent peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Pollution."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/01/2016

"Lawmakers Call for Lead Testing in Every New Jersey School"

"All schools in New Jersey would have to immediately test drinking water for lead contamination under a bill state lawmakers proposed on Monday, weeks after elevated lead levels in Newark schools prompted officials to shut off sinks and drinking fountains."

Source: AP, 03/29/2016

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