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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced the first federal regulations for disposal of 'coal ash'—toxic residual waste from coal-fired power plants—in a long-awaited move that critics blasted as toothless and insufficient. "For the thousands of citizens whose groundwater is no longer safe for consumption due to leaching...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Congressman Tom Price speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In the wake of New York's victory against fracking, many regions in North...

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Stephen Colbert ended his dazzling nine-year run by gleefully killing death and leading a massive sing-along with former guests from Willie Nelson to Gloria Steinem. Colbert's withering smarts, righteous anger and basic humanity helped get us through the Bush years - still, alas, so with us. Colbert highlights include his blistering takedown of Bush at the White House press dinner as a stunned W sat a few feet away. Colbert's truthiness will be missed.