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Julie Dermansky

Evan Vokes never gave any thought to whistleblowers before realizing he would need to blow a shrill blast against his former employer, TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline. more

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The day before the one-year anniversary marking the Bayou Corne sinkhole, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced that the state is suing Texas Brine and a Dallas subsidiary of oil giant Occidental Petroleum for damage to the environment.Meanwh... more

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A key federal regulatory body is disregarding citizen concerns about transporting tar sands via the Keystone XL Pipeline.This indifference was on display both at a conference in Dallas on June 19-20, and in a report the agency released on June 25... more

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The magnitude of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20th became clear as people Tweeted and posted Facebook images of the destruction around them. Parts of the city were obliterated and people, including children, remained trapped under... more

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A week before the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, I revisited some of the hardest hit areas: the Jersey shore, Staten Island, and Queens. Among the ruins, there are a handful of shiny renovated homes, but over all the recovery process ... more

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Multimedia reporter Julie Dermansky recently spoke on Labor Radio, a Madison-based station, about her article in the April issue of the Progressive "Down the Hole," which paints a portrait of devastation of a rural Louisiana community from a frac... more

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