Health & Lifestyle
North Dakota Fracking Company Fined $2.1 Million For Pollution Of Native American Reservation
Slawson Exploration Company, the largest oil producer in the Midwest, was fined over $2 million for contaminating the air of the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota.
UK Financiers Bankrolling Dakota Access Pipeline Builder
In the last 5 years Barclays, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have together bankrolled pipeline firm Energy Transfer Partners and its subsidiaries to the tune of more than $800 million.
New Study Suggests Cannabis Could Help Ease The Opioid Epidemic
‘I like to say that instead of cannabis being a gateway drug into harder drugs, I think that we might see cannabis being used as a gateway drug out of our current opioid epidemic,’ a cannabis industry consultant with a background in law enforcement tells MintPress News.
British Government Uses Aid Money To Back Oil Drilling In UNESCO World Heritage Site
UK oil company Surestream has a stake in two oil blocks overlapping the lake, while United Arab Emirates firm RAK Gas holds the rights to explore in the UN protected zone itself.
Texas Legislators File Bills Aimed At Decriminalizing Marijuana
The filings come less than a week after several other states approved measures weakening marijuana laws. And according to the bills filed Monday, Texas lawmakers are looking to do the same thing.
Sonoma County Voter Success Leads To Largest GMO-Free Zone In U.S.
On election day, voters in Sonoma County successfully banned the cultivation of genetically modified crops!
Betraying Water Protectors, Obama Set To Approve Dakota Access Pipeline
Green light could come just one day ahead of national #NoDAPL solidarity rallies planned for Tuesday.
Defying Obama Request, Dakota Access Co. Mobilizes To Drill Beneath River
Energy Transfer Partners chose Election Day to announce plans to drill under the Missouri River, flouting Obama Administration request and ongoing Indigenous protests
Video: Journalist Covering Pipeline Protests Shot While Conducting Interview
During an interview, this journalist was shot point-blank by police. Fortunately, the entire ordeal was caught on camera.
CETA: Canada Has Challenged The EU’s Chemical Regulations 21 Times
Canada – like the United States – takes issue with the European approach to regulation, which is described as the ‘precautionary principle’.