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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 13, 2016

DEADLINE: WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is accepting applications until May 12 for its annual Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, which will be held from September 10-15, 2017.

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