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‘Bringing People Together’ Big Time as Sanders Attracts Tens of Thousands

‘Bringing People Together’ Big Time as Sanders Attracts Tens of Thousands

Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer It was by far the largest turnout for any presidential candidate this year, as nearly 30,000 people rallied in Portland, Oregon on Sunday evening for Bernie Sanders, filling the city’s Moda Center to capacity with thousands more directed to overflow areas to watch the event […]

Documents Show California Pipeline Spill Much Worse Than Initially Disclosed

Documents Show California Pipeline Spill Much Worse Than Initially Disclosed

Published on Thursday, August 06, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer An oil pipeline spill along the Santa Barbara coast this spring may have been up to 40 percent bigger than originally estimated, documents made public Wednesday revealed. The quarterly earnings report for Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline disclosed that as many as 143,000 gallons of […]

Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Bond Default Exposes Island’s ‘Debt Colony’ Status

Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Bond Default Exposes Island’s ‘Debt Colony’ Status

Published on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Just a month after Governor Alejandro García Padilla said it will be impossible for Puerto Rico to climb out of its $72 billion in debt, the government this week missed a bond payment for the first time ever, compounding a political and economic crisis that analysts […]

Bombshell Study Reveals Methane Emissions Hugely Underestimated

Bombshell Study Reveals Methane Emissions Hugely Underestimated

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The amount of methane being leaked from natural gas production sites has been hugely underestimated, according to a “bombshell” new study released on Tuesday. In a paper published at Energy & Science Engineering, expert and gas industry consultant Touché Howard argues that a much-heralded 2013 […]

In Victory for Animals and Their Defenders, Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

In Victory for Animals and Their Defenders, Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Published on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In a victory for animal rights advocates—and the animals on factory farms they seek to protect—a federal judge on Monday ruled Idaho’s controversial “ag-gag” law unconstitutional in a decision that said criminalizing the undercover documentation of livestock abuse violates both free speech and the equal […]