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Frack, Frack Away!

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On May 5, 2015
I’m sure that plunging ahead with fracking will have no unintended consequences or deleterious effects on the environment. Going forward with the procedure without proper testing, oversight, or regulation is a brilliant idea. A study released Monday on a rural Pennsylvania county’s drinking water found traces of toxic fluids used in the controversial oil and […]
I guess Lanny Davis’ dream of bipartisanship taking place over completely meaningless cultural items has come true in Pennsylvania: Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) released the following statement in response to news that the American Mustache Institute has decided to relocate from St. Louis, Missouri to Pittsburgh. “The American Mustache […]

Centralia

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On January 16, 2013

If you live a city named Centralia, I recommend moving with all due speed before something terrible happens. Exhibit A: Centralia, Washington, home of the Centralia Massacre of 1919. Exhibit B: Centra

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Pittsburgh, 1940

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On June 4, 2012
In 1941, Pittsburgh passed a smoke control ordinance. Retronaut has a good collection of photographs suggesting why it was needed. Of course, this is also the Republican vision for our future air quality. This smoke was no joke. It could be fatal, especially given the mountains and valleys of western Pennsylvania that trapped the smog. […]
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