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WATCH: Chris Christie Clashes With Veteran Nurse Over Medical Marijuana
Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: Think Progress
Chris Christie says he's "not against medical marijuana," but this exchange with an Iowa nurse could cause reasonable people to wonder.
Arsenic Could Have Been Poisoning River Before North Carolina Coal Ash Leak, Say Officials
Posted on: Feb 19, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Water samples show very high levels of arsenic, an ingredient of coal ash, in a river that supplies drinking water.
Fracking Well Blowout Causes Oil and Chemical Wastewater Spill In North Dakota
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Thousands of gallons of fracking fluids have been leaked and it's unclear whether the problem has been fixed.
In Debate With Bill Nye 'The Science Guy', Congresswoman Says Carbon Dioxide Pollution is Good for Plants
Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Rep. Marsha Blackburn says that the U.S. Must Consider the "benefits of carbon."
The Real Reason Why This Week’s Massive Ice Storm Is So Unusual
Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Global warming supercharges storms, causes abnormal drought conditions, and ultimately, it causes damage.
Company Responsible for West Virginia Chemical Spill Skips Congressional Hearing
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Freedom Industries President Gary Southern disregards a request to testify in regard to his company's leaking chemical storage tanks.
Train Spills 12,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in Minnesota, No Major Cleanup Planned
Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Pollution Control Agency says spill is "relatively small."
PA Governor Wants To Scrap The Ban On Gas Drilling In State Parks And Forests
Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
Governor Tom Corbett talked up the benefit of reaping fossil fuels from the Marcellus Shale in a recent presentation
5 Cringeworthy Answers From The State Department’s Keystone XL Report
Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
The State Department couldn't answer all of the questions and comments, so questions were given “themed” answers, which resulted in many questions getting inadequate answers, and some not at all.
Chemical-Related Hospital Admissions in West Virginia Have Doubled Since Drinking Water Deemed Safe
Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
After receiving the go-ahead to start using their water again, residents are flooding emergency rooms with complaints.
Everything You Wanted to Know About the 'Polar Vortex' That's Engulfed Much of N. America with Freezing Temps
Posted on: Jan 6, 2014, Source: Climate Progress
What's behind the recent record-cold temperatures.
What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About
Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: Climate Progress
A look back at some of the fossil fuel disasters that made headlines in 2013, along with several others that went largely unnoticed.
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