We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Pennsylvania's fancifully named Department of Environmental Protection has finally responded to a Freedom of Information suit brought by a Scranton newspaper. After more than year of obstruction and bumbling, the DEP has conceded existence of 161 water wells contaminated by oil and gas extraction. The queston is: who is the DEP protecting? The people of the Commonwealth or the fossil fuel industry? And why doesn't Pennsylvania have private well safety standards?