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Appalachia’s Fracking Boom Has Done Little For Local Economies: Study

Kristina Marusic Environmental Health News
Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study. The analysis concluded that about 90 percent of the wealth created from shale gas extraction leaves local communities.

“Stay Home and Have the Baby”

Jenny Brown Jacobin
pregnant woman wearing mask Texas and Ohio have ordered a stop to abortions, saying they’re not essential medical services. Other states will follow. Right-wing forces are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down dramatically on abortion rights. We can’t let them.

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost

Alec MacGillis New York Times
Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. He couldn’t get union support. Democrats were at such a woeful level in Ohio that unions felt as if they had no choice but to make friends with some GOP candidates.
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