Obama Admin Approved Over 1,500 Offshore Fracking Permits in Gulf of Mexico, Mainstream Media Ignores It

offshore oil platform

U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) officials did not provide comment to TruthOut. But BSEE officials did tell WWL that the chemicals, undisclosed because the list may contain “proprietary information,” would be dumped into the Gulf of Mexico regardless – a jaw-dropping revelation itself.

“This explanation by BSEE presents a whole other set of environmental issues that the public should be outraged about when it comes to fracking in the Gulf of Mexico,” Jonathan Henderson, who runs Vanishing Earth, told WWL. “One of those being that after those fracking chemicals were cycled back to Shell’s rig, Shell eventually dumped those chemicals right back overboard into the Gulf…”

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World must tackle intolerance and exclusion, says Social Progress Index

US scores low on Social Progress Index

Finland came top and Central African Republic bottom of the index, which ranks 133 countries for how they meet citizens’ social and environmental needs

Headline samples show US mainstream media effectively blacklists Green Party in election coverage

Media coverage statistics for election 2016

By Shawn Gay June 28, 2016 El Paso, Texas, USA The mainstream media outlets in the United States continue to offer essentially no coverage of third party campaigns this election year. In particular, the Green Party coverage is next to zero. A sampling this morning (June 28, 2016) of eight news and news aggregate sites, Google News, Bing … Read moreHeadline samples show US mainstream media effectively blacklists Green Party in election coverage

Michael Mann, climate scientist: Data ‘increasingly unnecessary’ because ‘we can see climate change’

Climate change effects

“What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we’ve spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle,” he said.


Mr. Mann told the panel that “the signal of climate change is no longer subtle, it is obvious,” citing hurricanes, flooding in Texas and South Carolina, the California drought, and “record heat” in Arizona.

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The road to peace

Road to peace

By Shawn Gay, Earth Advocacy News June 26, 2016 El Paso, Texas, USA Today’s world seems to be one step away from permanent chaos instead of lasting peace: Governments seem more concerned with maintaining a bureaucracy of public officials and advancing causes for special interests than in seeking the well being and harmony of the … Read moreThe road to peace

Activists push Democratic Party for cleaner, fairer platform. Will they succeed?

Committee forming Democratic Platform in 2016

Seemingly to the surprise of some Democratic Party officials, the more-than-a-year-long primary season that is now wrapping up led to a passionate and sometimes contentious discussion about what the party has stood for during the last several elections, and who it represents. Liberal voters, it turns out, are broadly dissatisfied.

And though Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and their supporters aired their ideas on debate stages and at rallies, the party’s platform will ultimately be decided by a panel of 15 people – five chosen by Bernie Sanders, six by Hillary Clinton and four by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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