Posted by Contributor on January 27, 2014

by Ben Jervey

That toxic sludge in your backyard is just the price of America's fracking boom.


Oil on the Tracks: More Oil Spills from Railcars in 2013 than in Previous Four Decades (via Desmogblog)

As a direct result of the Bakken shale oil boom, more crude oil was spilled from rail cars last year than in the previous four decades combined. That’s according to a McClatchy analysis of federal data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety…

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