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Judge rules administration overlooked fracking risks in California mineral leases | Reuters

Judge rules administration overlooked fracking risks in California mineral leases | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A federal judge has ruled the Obama administration broke the law when it issued oil leases in central California without fully weighing the environmental impact of "fracking," a setback for companies seeking to exploit the region's enormous energy resources."

Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Ruptured pipeline in Arkansas is second incident in a week and comes as US debates controversial Keystone XL project"

It is time for Americans to choose electric cars. (my comment)

The message sent by America's invisible victims | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The message sent by America's invisible victims | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "As two more Afghan children are liberated (from their lives) by NATO this weekend, a new film examines the effects of endless US aggression"

Israel set to jail teenage conscientious objector for eighth time | World news | The Guardian

Israel set to jail teenage conscientious objector for eighth time | World news | The Guardian: "Nathan Blanc has spent more than 100 days in prison over the past 19 weeks due to his refusal to enlist in Israeli army"

Here is a courageous young man. (my comment)

Survivors describe deadly 75-car pile-up on Virginia highway - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Survivors describe deadly 75-car pile-up on Virginia highway - video | World news | guardian.co.uk

Humans have no business driving cars. (My comment)

South Korea warns it will retaliate if North attacks | World news | guardian.co.uk

South Korea warns it will retaliate if North attacks | World news | guardian.co.uk: "South Korean president Park Geun-hye promises robust response to 'sudden and unexpected provocations' by North"