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Bans on plastic straws in restaurants expand to more cities

Malibu, Calif., is the latest city to ban plastic straws and cutlery. Activists see the measures as a way to encourage changes in consumers’ behavior.
Community members near Braddock, Pennsylvania, gathered in March to push back against plans to frack at Edgar Thomson mill. (Credit: Mark Dixon)

Opinion: Fix trade secret law to protect precious water from fracking

There is no human behavior more dangerous than the poisoning of groundwater we depend on—which is why trade secret law must be amended to protect these precious resources from contamination by undisclosed chemicals used in oil and gas extraction.

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