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The Texas Fracking Tycoon Funding Anti-abortion Extremism

Sue Sturgis Facing South
Farris Wilks, Texas fracking billionaire and funder of extreme anti-abortion candidates and causes, preaches in a church founded by his parents, teaching women should be silent during services and abortion is murder even in cases of rape or incest.

The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Pat Elder World Beyond War
military base firefighting near grass and trees The military allows the poisons to leach into the groundwater to contaminate neighboring communities which use groundwater in their wells and municipal water systems.

War at Home

Ranjani Chakraborty and Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica
bombs Unexploded ordnance. Open burns of munitions. Poisoned aquifers. Of all the military’s environmental hazards, the explosive compound RDX may be the greatest threat to America’s health.

How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic

Abrahm Lustgarten Propublica
The military is one of the country’s largest polluters, with an inventory of toxic sites on American soil that once topped 39,000. At many locations, the Pentagon has relied on contractors like U.S. Technology to assist in cleaning and restoring land, removing waste, clearing unexploded bombs, and decontaminating buildings, streams and soil.

America's Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration

Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren and Maureen Nandini Mitra Truthout
This collaborative feature by Truthout and Earth Island Journal is supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. It will be followed by a series of online investigative reports on the environment and mass incarceration.

The Plant Next Door

Sharon Lerner The Intercept
A Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illnesses and deaths. When the Environmental Protection Agency informed people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, last July that the local neoprene plant was emitting a chemical that gave them the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country, the information was received not just with horror and sadness but also with a certain sense of validation.

Trump Wants to Hand $54 Billion More to One of the World's Biggest Drivers of Climate Catastrophe

Sarah Lazare AlterNet
The U.S. military is a key climate polluter, likely the “largest organizational user of petroleum in the world,” according to a congressional report released in December 2012. Beyond its immediate carbon footprint—which is difficult to measure—the U.S. military has placed countless countries under the thumb of western oil giants. Social movements have long sounded the alarm over the link between U.S.-led militarism and climate change.
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