National (U.S.)

"U.S. Must Bury Coal To Save Miner Jobs: Interior Secretary"

"From Appalachia to Wyoming, surging demand for cheap natural gas, tougher environmental regulations and multiple coal company bankruptcies have left behind a devastated coal business, lost jobs and billions of dollars in cleanup work. Many of the jobs are gone for good, but ex-miners can repair the damaged land and shape a post-coal economy, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on a recent visit to coal country, offering up a future starkly different from Donald Trump's."

Source: Reuters, 08/10/2016

Unsafe Levels of Teflon Chemicals In 6 Million Americans' Drinking Water

"Drinking water supplies serving more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to potentially serious health problems, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 08/10/2016

John Oliver's Take on the State of Journalism Sparks Discussion

Source: Last Week Tonight, 08/09/2016

"Drilling Mishaps Damage Water In Hundreds Of Cases"

"When a pipeline break in North Dakota spilled salty, toxic drilling wastewater into a tributary of the Missouri River last year, it was national news. But it was only one of more than 640 oil and gas spills that affected groundwater or surface water in some way in 2015, according to a review of state and federal records by EnergyWire. Such spills can contaminate water with oil, salt, metals and even radiation."

Source: EnergyWire, 08/09/2016

Op-Ed: "Embarrassing Photos of Me, Thanks to My Right-Wing Stalkers"

"MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — There are shameful photos of me on the internet. In one series, my groceries are being packed into plastic bags, as I’d forgotten to bring cloth ones. In other shots, I am getting in and out of … cars. There are video snippets of me giving talks, or standing on the street. Sometimes I see the cameraman, sometimes I don’t. The images are often posted to Twitter, reminders that I’m being watched."

Source: NY Times, 08/08/2016

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