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Ag-Gag

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On September 11, 2017
I’ve expressed deep worry about so-called “ag-gag” bills for the past several years, even devoting a section of Out of Sight to the issue. Basically, these are bills that criminalize knowledge of what happens inside big agricultural production facilities. They are a result of agribusiness outrage over animal rights activists getting jobs to film the […]
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Coal Outside Appalachia

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On July 11, 2016
I write a lot about coal here and one thing that repeatedly strikes me is how Appalachian-centric writing about coal remains today. There are of course historical reasons for this, but given how sharply production has shifted out of West Virginia and Kentucky over the last couple decades, public attention has really lagged. Here’s a […]

Brooklyn

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On May 10, 2014

Not to steal bspencer’s bit, but I’m not sure that the female babies of today are going to grow up thrilled to be named for the hipster paradise of Brooklyn. That West Virginia and Wyoming

A Meeting

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On September 3, 2013

In a story almost too good to be true, Jeremy Fugleberg of the Casper Star-Tribune chronicles a meeting between a local NAACP member and the regional leader of the Ku Klux Klan. [UPDATE BY ROB] Erik n

1. You like Canadian tar sands? Then you’ll love domestic Utah tar sands, as Tara Lohan reports! 2. The EPA dropping a fracking study linking the practice to contaminated groundwater in Wyoming is just embarrassing and again suggests the one step forward, one step back approach to the environment under Obama. As Sarah Gilman at […]
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