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Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Visits Lac Megantic

Mourning the senseless tragedy.

Today I was very impressed when Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, broke with his almost long-held position of not visiting Lac Megantic.

While he and his wife took the opportunity to participate in staged political photo ops helping out with the Calgary floods, he has avoided Quebec.

Perhaps . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Visits Lac Megantic

DeSmogBlog: Sand Land: Frac Sand Mining in Western Wisconsin – Video Report by DeSmogBlog

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The rush to drill for unconventional gas, enabled by a process popularly known as "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, has brought with it much collateral damage. Close observers know about contaminated water, earthquakes, and climate change impacts of the shale gas boom, but few look at the entire life cycle of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Sand Land: Frac Sand Mining in Western Wisconsin – Video Report by DeSmogBlog