Economy & Business

"Unrealized, Unforeseen Environmental Results Of NAFTA"

"When the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments were negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement back in the 1990s, environmentalists warned that it would create a race to the bottom: Countries would compete to gut environmental rules to attract businesses. But by and large, those fears were not realized. Still, the trade deal had other unforeseen environmental consequences."

Source: NPR, 12/09/2013

Corporations Spy on Environmental Nonprofits: Report

The report documents the startling breadth of corporate spying on nonprofit groups that oppose corporate policies — especially environmental groups. Much of the spying is done by contractors using former government security agency employees — and some is done with complicity or help from the FBI or CIA.

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December 4, 2013

The Fracking Revolution: Finding Energy Stories Everywhere

In a one-hour, free webinar on Dec. 4, NPR's Marilyn Geewax will help you understand how fracking's unleashing of massive amounts of fossil fuels is changing all of our lives. Two times available: noon or 4pm ET.


"These Members of Congress Are Bankrolled by the Fracking Industry"

"The growing fracking industry is 'yielding gushers' of campaign donations for congressional candidates—particularly Republicans from districts with fracking activity—according to a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington."

Source: Mother Jones, 11/21/2013


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