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bastard.logic: The Atomic Road To Damascus (With a Detour Through Goldsboro)

Hey, remember when the US almost detonated an atomic bomb (260 times more powerful than either Fat Man or Little Boy) over North Carolina?

Good times:

The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The Atomic Road To Damascus (With a Detour Through Goldsboro)

bastard.logic: The Atomic Road To Damascus (With a Detour Through Goldsboro)

Hey, remember when the US almost detonated an atomic bomb (260 times more powerful than either Fat Man or Little Boy) over North Carolina?

Good times:

The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The Atomic Road To Damascus (With a Detour Through Goldsboro)

The Disaffected Lib: A Primer on DilBit Spills in a Corporatist State

If you want an idea of what’s in store for British Columbia if Harper/Redford/Enbridge/Beijing et al manage to drive their pipelines through to the coast, you need only look to the most recent dilbit spill in Arkansas.

AlterNet offers a handy summary, 6 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas Oil Spill.

ExxonMobil which . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Primer on DilBit Spills in a Corporatist State

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Bad Week For The Tar Sands: March 25 – 31, 2013 (Infographic)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Infographic via: Facebook/Shit Harper Did I recommend: Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)   We recommend:State Department’s Keystone XL Project Review Upsets EnvironmentalistsExxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)In Texas, An Activist Climbs . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Bad Week For The Tar Sands: March 25 – 31, 2013 (Infographic)

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Yet another warning of the disasters Canadians and Americans would be forced to endure regularly if President Obama approves TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. On Friday, the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which ships Canadian tar sands oil to Texas, ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, and spilled more than 80,000 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)

DeSmogBlog: New Documentary "Rational Middle": Oil and Gas Advertising in Disguise

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The "Rational Middle Energy Series," directed and produced by Gregory Kallenberg, is hot off the film rolls and has already been screened at an influential venue: the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Kallenberg also directed and produced the documentary film "Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for An Energy Future," a film . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Documentary "Rational Middle": Oil and Gas Advertising in Disguise

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments

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19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, "If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made."

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its "ALEC Exposed" project, is the archetype of von Bismarck's truism. So too are the fracking chemical disclosure bills . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments