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  • Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    A controlled burn of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster sends pillars of smoke into the air in the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response)A controlled burn of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster sends pillars of smoke into the air in the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response)

    An ongoing investigation reveals that fracking technology has been used to maximize fossil-fuel production at hundreds of offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years. Environmentalists are angry with federal regulators for "rubber-stamping" permits with little oversight of the fracking chemicals that are mixed with wastewater and dumped directly into the Gulf.

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  • When Being Young, Gifted, Black and Female Is a Hanging Offense

    When Being Young, Gifted, Black and Female Is a Hanging Offense

    By La'Kayla Williams, Truthout | Op-Ed

    For anyone who doubts the difficulty of being young, Black, gifted and a girl in the 21st century, read the stories of Black girls who survived ropes around their necks, and the stories of those who did not. Believe us when we break our silence and tell you it's not only young Black men who can't breathe in the US.

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  • Why Immigrant Parents Need Legal Protections for Their Children

    Why Immigrant Parents Need Legal Protections for Their Children

    By Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe, Truthout | Op-Ed

    A deadlocked Supreme Court has thrown out President Obama's executive actions program that would have allowed more than 4 million immigrants to stay in the United States, but that won't keep children from seeking refuge in the United States. Parents will continue to send their children across the border as long as they face risks at home.

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