Clinton and DNC appointees vote against a ban on fracking (Screen shot from Democratic National Convention live stream.)
25 Jun 2016

Democrats Ignore Urgency Of Climate Crisis, Vote Against Adding Fracking Ban To Platform

Democrats appointed to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee by Hillary Clinton and the party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, defeated a ban on fracking on June 24. Former U.S. Representative Howard Berman, American Federation of State, County, and Muncipal Employees executive assistant to the president, Paul Booth, former White House Energy

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Protest against fracking in Colorado, May 2016. Photo by WildEarth Guardians on Flickr.
24 Jun 2016

Democrats Urged To Reject Fracked Gas As ‘Bridge Fuel’ In Party Platform

Will the Democratic platform committee have the courage or political will to adopt a ban on natural gas fracking?

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Oil tanks on a BNSF train transporting fracked oil from the Bakken Oil field, photographed on February 22, 2014. (Flickr / Roy Luck)
18 Aug 2015

Maryland Judge Rules Public Has Right To Information On Dangerous Oil Trains

A Maryland judge ruled on August 14 that the public has a right to information provided to the state’s Department of Transportation by railroad companies about dangerous trains carrying crude oil. Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill rejected CSX and Norfolk Southern’s arguments that the information needed to be kept secret because it contained “confidential commercial information,” “trade secrets,” or information which could be useful to terrorists.

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