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Entries by Wenonah Hauter from 03/2013

Have a Cold One, Brought to You By the Foodopoly

| Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

Who controls your beer might seem a frivolous question on the surface, but who controls our food supply is no laughing matter. The DOJ must work to prevent the expansion of the food monopolies to protect consumers. The beer market is no exception, and the DOJ should take a stand and block this merger.

We Need a True Green Visionary to Lead the Department of Energy

| Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to know that the process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") threatens our communities and their most essential resources, so why has President Obama appointed Dr. Ernest Moniz, a proponent of the process, to guide our nation's energy future?

Smithfield Makes Fortune's Most Admired Companies List, World Gapes at Irony

| Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

Smithfield has a legacy of family farm destruction, labor abuses and environmental devastation. What's to admire about that?

Even Environmental Groups Can Greenwash

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

Allowing large factory farms and other industrial agricultural operations to sell pollution credits to other sources doesn't reduce the overall amounts of poisons polluting our air and invading our watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay.

Murky Waters in Allentown

| Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

Open government and transparency are essential pillars of a functioning democracy. But when governments privatize public services and infrastructure, we too often lose access to information and the tools to hold officials accountable.