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As part of his new book, Fuel on Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq, Greg Muttitt discloses the damning information he obtained under the Freedom on Information Act. The two whistleblowing Pentagon documents marked SECRET/NOFORN draw a vivid picture of Energy Infrastructure Planning Group’s role in 2002 as the Bush administration was contemplating occupying […]
Recently evidence has surfaced showing that Monsanto’s genetically altered alfalfa may have been set free in 2003 — a full two years or more before it was deregulated in 2005. In a letter, obtained by Natural Society with permission to post for public viewing, it becomes clear that the USDA may have turned a blind […]
There has been recent reporting on lead poisoning in Nigeria. Health consequences of unsafe gold mining in northwestern Nigeria has lead to severe lead poisoning near the mines that’s killed hundreds of children and made thousands sicker. The gold deposits are in a remote part of the country, near the border with Niger. Nigeria may […]
Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company, seeks to build a 730-mile pipeline, spanning approximately 800 waterways across the Rockies and Coast mountain ranges and through British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, in order to transport a form of oil known as bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to the port of Kitimat. From Kitimat, supertankers would ship the […]