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G-R-E-E-D: A leaked memo reveals that the American Petroleum institute asked oil company employees, retirees and current contractors to turn out in opposition to climate change legislation.  Hey, it worked for health care.  Democracy Now has more.  


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Dirty Business: The EPA has determined that water wells near the town of Pavillion, WY contain chemicals that are used in the hydraulic fracturing process.  I've been told by officials in Arkansas that there's no way that a water well could be contaminated with fracking fluid.  I've heard Arkansans say differently.  Ask the guy in the picture above if it's possible.  ProPublica has the story.  The Switchboard blog from the NRDC has more.
  

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