New Yorkers believe that the economic benefits of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale outweigh the risk of potentially harmful environmental repercussions, according to today's Quinnipiac University Poll. The poll finds that 44 percent of New Yorkers think the economic pros of hydrauli ... More >>
The Exxon Mobil station on 2nd Street and Avenue C became an impromptu movie theater last night, as a coalition of climate-change activists projected a short film about Hurricane Sandy recovery onto the wall above it. Josh Fox, one of the filmmakers behind the anti-fracking film Gasland, shot the 2 ... More >>
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
New York has a lot of trash! (Both the people-kind and the garbage can-kind.) Today, though, Mayor Mike is concerned with the latter: He wants to build what's called a waste-to-energy plant, a fancy way to describe an electricity-generating, trash-processing factory. His administration is accepting ... More >>
The Suburbs and Contra contemplate little pink polos for you and me
What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>
Martin Schoeller/The New YorkerThe New Yorker's annual food issue is out this week, to the immeasurable joy of gastronerds who have some spare time on their hands. High on the marquee is Lauren Collins' profile of April Bloomfield, whom Collins dubs "the food world's oblivious savant." Elsew ... More >>
via NYTWhile America is still pretty sore at BP for that whole oil spill debacle -- the repercussions in terms of lawsuits and penance to pay is not over yet, oh no -- Russia is being pretty darn friendly to them all of a sudden, a bit surprising considering how strained relations were betwee ... More >>
via Jason Clay Lewis websiteThis baby is fake, just so you know. Even so, it is perhaps the most disturbing display of outrage based on the BP oil spill. It looks so real, and those tattoos...they'd be stretched and faded by the time he could walk. But, it's only art.
Desperate times call for desperate measureslike talking to lobbyists
President losing tough-guy friend in unfriendly region
Cheney falls way down the rabbit hole over Democrats' dissent
Stormy weather allows big oil to practice a crude sort of blackmail
Texas, home to the country's largest refineries, has yet to be declared a disaster area by Bush
The miracle of Capitol Hill tries to pump new life into the Christian right
Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil finds an extra $5 million for victims
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Secretary of Defense Aims to Privatize the U.S. Military
Bubbling, Crude Documents From Cheney
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Into the Mouth of a Blazing Iraqi Oil Well
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Bush Pals Get Rich Off Iraq
The Myth of Progress
It's the Post-War Economy, Stupid!
Our Expensive, Deadly Role as Global Oil Police
Be the First on Your Block to Make a Buck off Iraq
America Goes Into the Energy Business With the Former Evil Empire
Watchdog: Senator Pushed End to Oversight for Campaign Contributor
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