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March 5, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

August 25, 2014 | Feature

Firefighters Turn Up The Heat On Flame Retardants

Flame retardants are among more than 80,000 chemicals on the market that have not been adequately tested for health and safety. They have received increased scrutiny for their potential health impacts on firefighters, as well as on the general public.

June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

April 22, 2015 | Case

Fighting For Clean Air Protections In Maryland

Five million Marylanders live in areas that have been designated as having unhealthy levels of smog in the air. New clean air protections would reduce pollution by requiring coal-fired power plants in Maryland to install and use the same types of modern pollution controls that are more prevalent on coal plants in states throughout the country. Less than half of the coal units in Maryland are equipped with such modern controls.

April 16, 2015 | Blog Post

Coalition Seeks Ban on Flame Retardants

Health, firefighter, consumer and science groups are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban certain consumer products if they contain any organohalogen flame retardants—a class of chemicals that counts dioxins and the pesticide DDT among its ranks.

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