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Eco-echo Chamber Amplifies “Corrupt Skeptics” Myth

Review of Merchants of Smear, by Russell Cook; Policy Brief, The Heartland Institute, September 2014, 17 pages; $6.95 at The Heartland Institute. http://heartland.org/policy-documents/merchants-smear In Merchants of Smear, a September 2014 Heartland Institute Policy Brief by investigative journalist Russell Cook, the origin of the idea skeptical scientists have been paid by industry to lie about climate change is finally revealed. Cook demonstrates the strategy to “reposition global warming as...

Texas House Votes to Ban City Fracking Bans

Texas moved a step closer to preempting cities and counties from banning fracking. On April 17, by a vote of 122-18, the Texas House passed House Bill 40 recognizing the Texas Railroad Commission's long-held authority to regulate oil and gas exploration and production, including hydraulic fracking, in the state. The bill was a reaction to the Denton, Texas' fracking ban. Denton's ban, approved by city voters in November, was first ever attempt by a Texas city to assert local power to ban oil...

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