Andrew Breiner

The Chris Christie Scandal You Haven't Heard About - Trying to Ram Through Controversial Gas Pipeline

The Christie administration went to extraordinary lengths in an effort to secure approval for a controversial gas pipeline, opponents allege. Approval of the pipeline would benefit a top Christie political operative who is also enmeshed in the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Handouts For Frackers: The Pennsylvania Plan to Give Drillers $1 Billion

Supporters of the fossil fuel industry like to portray expanded drilling as a free market triumph. But in Pennsylvania, taxpayers could have to pick up the tab for gas drillers to extract highly-valuable natural gas, to the tune of $1 billion over a decade.

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Once-A-Decade Typhoon Threatens Already-Leaking Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Typhoon Wipha appeared set to make a close approach to Tokyo Wednesday morning (Tuesday evening EDT), potentially bringing a storm surge, heavy rain, and flooding to the massive metropolitan area of more than 35 million. It is also likely to impact the still-damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor 130 miles northeast of Tokyo, already leaking hundreds of tons of contaminated water into the ocean daily as of August.

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Drilling Company Bans Young Children From Talking About Fracking, Forever

When drilling company Range Resources offered the Hallowich family a $750,000 settlement to relocate from their fracking-polluted home in Washington County, Pennsylvania, it came with a common restriction. Chris and Stephanie Hallowich would be forbidden from ever speaking about fracking or the Marcellus Shale. But one element of the gag order was all new. The Hallowichs’ two young children, ages 7 and 10, would be subject to the same restrictions, banned from speaking about their family’s experience for the rest of their lives.

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