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Millions of Americans face risk of a toxic ‘bomb train’

In some spots along the path the chemicals are transported, people of color make up the largest group at risk.
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EPA approves permit for controversial fracking disposal well in Pennsylvania

EPA approves permit for controversial fracking disposal well in Pennsylvania

The well, in Plum Borough near Pittsburgh, is a repurposed conventional well, which locals fear is at higher risk for leaks and material failures that could contaminate local drinking water.

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Michigan AG Nessel joins coalition opposing transport of cryogenic ethane in rail tank cars

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of attorneys general last week in opposition to a request that would allow more potentially dangerous chemicals to be shipped across the United States, potentially through Michigan.

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In Beaver County, the cracker plant’s opening is finally near, bringing clouds of hope and fear

Shell’s new steel city on the Ohio River — a massive industrial castle whose construction has employed thousands of workers for years and stirred dread and excitement among those observing from afar — will soon begin producing tiny plastic pellets, the apotheosis of more than 10 years of expectations.

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Invisible and toxic in New Mexico

Pollution from oil and gas facilities can harm the health of those who live near them. That's disproportionately Indigenous people in NM, a new map shows.
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Rancher pours $2 million into Sarah Stogner’s Railroad Commission campaign

Ashley Watt, who owns a 75,000-acre ranch in the Permian Basin, is helping bankroll a substantial TV ad buy in the final two weeks before Stogner faces the Railroad Commission’s chair, Wayne Christian, in the runoff.
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