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"Taxing Natural Gas Is a Political Football In Pennsylvania"

Pennsylvania is experiencing a gas rush -- to drill and frack Marcellus shale formations -- a rush some say is polluting the state's groundwater and poisoning its citizens. Some critics wonder why Pennsylvania is one of the few states not to tax gas extraction as it faces a budget deficit of about $4 billion.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02/28/2011

"LePage Motives on BPA Policy, Mills Firing Questioned"

"As [Maine] Gov. Paul LePage continued to weather national fallout for recently saying women could develop 'little beards' if exposed to bisphenol-A, or BPA, questions continue to mount about the motives behind the governor's proposal to reverse a ban on the substance."

Source: Lewiston Sun Journal, 02/25/2011
May 17, 2013

DEADLINE: Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is accepting applications until May 17th for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held from September 8-13, 2013.

February 10, 2011

Information Session at Columbia University – Master of Science in Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management (M.S.) program information session at Columbia University in NYC, Feb 10th at 6:30pm

"100 Year First: Dam Removal Opens New Jersey's Raritan River to Fish"

"New Jersey has negotiated removal of three dams on the Raritan River as compensation to the public for harm to natural resources from pollution at a refinery and three polymer plants operated by or affiliated with the Houston-based El Paso Corporation."

Source: ENS, 01/26/2011

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