Does the US Government Actually Regulate Pipelines?

Published on Truthout, 7 December 2015.

A natural gas pipeline project in far west Texas is generating an emotionally charged grassroots resistance among ranchers, artists, environmentalists and residents. Yet the federal agency charged with overseeing potential environmental impacts has, technically, never blocked the construction of a proposed pipeline.

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COP21: Too Little, Too Late? Temperature, CO2 Thresholds Breached as Climate Disruption Intensifies

Published on Truthout, 23 November 2015.

Well in advance of the upcoming COP21 climate conference, the “safe” global temperature threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, which governments are aiming for, is already out of reach. Meanwhile, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, temperatures, sea level rise and extreme weather events continue to set records.

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Navy Expands Domestic War Games, Despite Public Concern Over Alleged Illegalities

Published on Truthout, 16 November 2015.

Despite public outcry, the US Navy is allegedly breaking state and federal laws to move forward with war gaming in Washington State, as well as censoring information about possible environmental destruction in the wake of its war gaming in the Gulf of Alaska.

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