In this time of global environmental crisis, it is dismaying to see a former Cabinet official of William Cohen's stature trade on his reputation to validate a review that reads like a press release of the company that hired him -- a company whose reckless mining project poses risks that are, according to EPA, potentially "catastrophic."
It's not too early for a coalition of environmental, social justice, national security and clean economy organizations to invite all the prospective presidential candidates to present their views on climate change and other critical ecological issues at an Earth Day summit. If they showed up, the event would be informative. If they didn't, that would be informative too.
In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.
According to the Allentown Morning Call, Republican candidate in PA-10, Tom Marino, resigned from his position as a U.S. Attorney as he was being investigated. T
Republican candidate in PA-10, Tom Marino, has been battling controversy over the supposed existence of a letter from the Department of Justice granting him permission to serve as a reference to a convicted felon. Now, Marino claims that the radio host to which he made the original claim, WILK's Steve Corbett, made it up. Despite Marino's claims, there are available recordings that seem to prove otherwise.