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Chilling Free Speech

By at April 27, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 1,135 Comments

Chilling Free Speech

magine the following scenario.

The Governor of a large industrial state – one that allows anonymous coordinated campaign contributions – is widely regarded as being an “enemy” of unions. That Governor, who benefitted from millions of dollars of these types of expenditures from corporate donors, decides that he wants to know what the unions actually spent, so he asks for a bill that would require disclosure.

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Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

By at December 10, 2010 | 11:53 am | 2 Comments

Range is called on the carpet over fracking contamination in Texas

(ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Tuesday accusing a natural gas driller of contaminating water supplies in North Texas and giving the company 48 hours to provide potable water to those affected. In a letter sent to the drilling company, Range Resources, [PDF], the agency said it had determined an “imminent and […]

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