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Map of Major Crude-By-Rail Accidents Since 2012
Environment  (tags: oil, railroads, accidents, spills, pollution )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - earthjustice.org
Since late 2012, as hydraulic fracturing and tar sands drilling created a glut of oil, the industry has scrambled to transport the fossil fuel from drill sites to the east and west coasts, where it can potentially be shipped overseas to more lucrative...
SMALL TOWN SEEKS FAIR FIGHT IN BATTLING OIL INDUSTRYâEUR(TM)S EXPANSION
Environment  (tags: oil, petroleum, drilling, protests, California )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - earthjustice.org
This week, residents of La Habra Heights, California, rang in the New Year with a victory that ensures the small town will have a fair chance at banning new oil and gas drilling come election time in March.
Ten True Facts Guaranteed to Short-Circuit Republican Brains
Society & Culture  (tags: facts, fiction, Constitution, history, religion, socialism, environment, abortion, health care )

Freya
- 14 hours ago - dailykos.com
As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a RepublicanâEUR(TM)s...
How to Mass Unsubscribe From Emails, Recurring Monthly Expenses, and Life in General
Health & Wellness  (tags: Internet, E-mail, unsubscribing, privacy, decluttering )

Freya
- 14 hours ago - yahoo.com
Today is the day that you break free from the oppressive and insistent world of online subscription. Join me, my generally unaware brethren, as we fix this mess once and for all.
Invest in Jobs Instead of Jails
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Massachusetts, incarceration, prisons, jails, jobs, spending, petitions )

Freya
- 10 hours ago - forcechange.com
Massachusetts spends $1 billion every year on incarcerating more and more offenders even though the stateâEUR(TM)s overall crime rate has decreased. Two legislators are trying to pass a bill that would save millions of tax dollars by reducing the stateâEUR(TM)s
Support National Funding for Abortions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, abortion, reproductive rights, funding, petitions )

Freya
- 15 hours ago - forcechange.com
Members of Congress, notably those from the GOP, passed an anti-abortion law that prevents federal funding for all abortions, delivering a significant blow towards womenâEUR(TM)s rights. Urge Speaker of the House John Boehner to remove this law, as it violates
Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: oil, trains, transportation, dangers, oil by rail, Sierra Club, protests )

Freya
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As a result, potentially explosive DOT-111 oil...
Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Falls Flat at Enhancing Its Public Image
Business  (tags: McDonald's, fast food, injustice, labor, wages, protests )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The company's PR initiatives can't disguise its unfair labor practices.
A Shocking Number of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion âEUR" This Country Is Going to Change
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Millennials, atheism, atheists )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Americans are abandoning organized religion in droves. Data from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that while only 7 percent of Americans were raised outside a religious tradition, nearly 19 percent are religiously unaffiliated today.
US Is a World Leader in Dysfunctional Democracy
World  (tags: democracy, government, dissent, dissatisfaction, protests )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Almost half the worldâEUR(TM)s 167 countries claim to be democratic, but according to the Economist Intelligence UnitâEUR(TM)s latest global Democracy Index that is a mirage because popular discontent with democratic governments is growing worldwide.
 
 
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