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The Fracking Fires Go Out

Dimock, Pa. is famous within the anti-fracking movement for being the city from the movie Gasland where residents had to drink exclusively from bottled water because the well water was so ...

Adios to Food-Stamp Novelas, or Not?

Late last week, the Department of Agriculture announced it was removing a set of Spanish-language radio ads from its outreach program. Hope Park, the ten-part serialized radionovela told the story of ...

Biofuel Fraud: It Pays

Rodney Hailey claimed he could produce 20 million gallons of biodiesel out of a rented garage. The “tiny, ramshackle building” housed “a few plastic rubes,” polyethylene tanks and pumps, but ...
Politics & Policy

Ethanol Promotion Agency

Following the overwhelming success of the federal government’s previous ethanol programs, the EPA is pushing through another new part-ethanol fuel. On June 19, the EPA approved for sale E15, so named because it ...
Politics & Policy

Food-Stamp Folly

To hear critics such as Paul Krugman, the New York Times editorial board, Ezra Klein, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the president, etc., you’d think congressional Republicans want ...