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Dangerous levels of radioactivity found where treated fracking wastewater is discharged   |   October 2, 2013
A new study by Duke University scientists has found elevated levels of radioactivity and other pollution in river water and sediments at a site where treated wastewater from oil...

 

Fracking's democracy disconnect   |   July 15, 2013
Though North Carolina lawmakers have acted aggressively to promote fracking, it turns out the majority of the state's residents oppose the controversial method of gas drilling...

 

Secret TPP deal would void democracy   |   July 10, 2013
By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes Many people know NAFTA has cost U.S. workers 700,000 jobs. But how many know another effect was to drive Mexican small farmers out of business? In...

 

Fracking chemical disclosure divides North Carolina officials   |   July 2, 2013
Requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in fracking for oil and natural gas has proven to be a controversial issue in the states -- and in North Carolina the issue has...

 

North Carolina: A banana republic for dirty energy interests?   |   May 3, 2013
Clean energy opponents turned to dirty tactics this week at the North Carolina legislature to advance a bill repealing the state's groundbreaking renewable power program. In...

 

Transocean settlement deal a boost for Gulf restoration efforts   |   January 4, 2013
The Swiss corporation that owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that BP was leasing when its Macondo well blew up off the Louisiana coast in April 2010 has pleaded guilty to...

 

Frackers continue illegal use of toxic diesel fuels   |   October 18, 2012
An environmental watchdog has discovered that natural gas drillers are continuing to use diesel fuels in fracking operations despite known health hazards -- and in violation of...

 

Report details fracking's economic toll on local communities   |   September 21, 2012
The environmental and health risks of fracking for natural gas -- including contaminated water and polluted air -- have been well-documented. But the controversial drilling...

 

The environmental health costs of a petrochemical future for North Carolina   |   August 30, 2012
A chemical industry trade group is touting a job-creating side benefit of fracking in North Carolina, claiming that building a plant to process natural gas into the petrochemical...

 

Southern states lack adequate disclosure of fracking's chemical hazards   |   July 9, 2012
Most of the states where fracking is taking place that do not require any public disclosure of the chemicals used in in the controversial drilling process are in the South, and...

 

Southern states lack adequate disclosure of fracking's chemical hazards   |   July 9, 2012
Most of the states that do not require any public disclosure of toxic chemicals used in fracking are in the South, and Southern states are also among those with weak disclosure...

 

Lawsuit blames BP's Gulf pollution for divers' injuries, suicides   |   May 7, 2012
A commercial diver who worked in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP disaster has filed a lawsuit blaming his serious health problems -- and his colleagues' suicides -- on the...

 

Wal-Mart and Watergate   |   April 27, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Wal-Mart has been probably been accused of more types of misconduct than any other large corporation. The latest additions to the list are...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the fracking money   |   November 11, 2011
Amount natural gas interests have spent in the past decade to fight federal regulation of hydraulic "fracking," a method of tapping underground gas reserves by injecting...

 

Landrieu opposes Obama jobs plan over ending oil-industry tax breaks   |   September 16, 2011
President Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs plan last week during an address to a joint session of Congress, calling on members to pass the plan "right away." The...

 

Halliburton can run, but ...   |   May 17, 2006
Energy and contracting giant Halliburton is having its annual shareholders meeting today. It appears that moving the meeting from Texas to the town of Duncan, Oklahoma isn't...

 

Halliburton to pave Shenandoah Valley   |   April 4, 2006
Here's an interesting column from a local paper about a Halliburton/Virginia DOT scheme to widen I-81 to eight lanes through the Shenandoah Valley to accommodate more truck...

 

Halliburton: We're not running away. Really.   |   March 20, 2006
Halliburton, the company which has become synonymous with "profiteering and fraud," is having its annual shareholders meeting May 17. But instead of toasting the...

 

Halliburton provided U.S. troops contaminated water, tried to cover it up   |   March 16, 2006
Despite repeated warnings by employees, it appears Halliburton subsidiary KBR exposed U.S. troops to untreated, contaminated water that could have caused "mass sickness and...

 

Get tough on crime ... unless you're Halliburton   |   February 27, 2006
I usually think of Army officials as the type of people that run a tight ship -- the kind with little tolerance for law-breaking, bending the rules, and failing to do the best for...

 

The looting of Iraq   |   February 3, 2006
One of North Carolina's own, Mr. Robert Stein, is now in federal court where the former U.S. occupation official in Iraq "is expected to plead guilty to bribery,...

 

Bush administration to Halliburton: please, do it again   |   February 1, 2006
"Keeping America competitive requires us to be good stewards of tax dollars." "A hopeful society expects elected officials to uphold the public trust. " -...

 

The economy: is it good for you?   |   January 30, 2006
The rich man is dancing: DALLAS - Exxon Mobil Corp. posted record profits for any U.S. company on Monday - $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter and $36.13 billion for the year...

 

Rummy's snooping operation   |   January 23, 2006
Fresh off the NSA eavesdropping scandal, Newsweek reveals that the Pentagon has its own domestic snooping operation. It's called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), and...

 

Sen. Ensign backpedals on Halliburton investigation   |   January 9, 2006
"I plan on pulling that curtain back. I plan on getting into the investigation." That was the surprise announcement than Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) issued from the Senate...