Environmental Politics

"Maine Town Fights Plan To Use Pipeline To Export Oil Sands Crude"

"SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Tom Blake, like thousands of his neighbors in this coastal town, is used to living alongside the oil industry. Tank farms cluster in neighborhoods, by the park where families watch the movie "Frozen" on a summer night, next to schools and senior citizens apartment buildings. As a child, Blake, the town's former mayor, used to jump into high snow drifts from the massive oil tank next door."

Source: , 07/22/2014

"EPA Union Protests Treatment Of Staff In Light Of Recent Controversies"

The head of the largest union representing Environmental Protection Agency employees says agency leaders are showing a 'failure to manage.' The top of the agency, the union leader said, has a "'country club' mentality" when it comes to dealing with top managers."

Source: Huffington Post, 07/16/2014

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