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Stop Wasting California’s Water on Fracking

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By Hilary Lewis

April 6, 2015

California is in the middle of a severe drought.

How severe? State officials expect the 2015 statewide snowpack to be about 6% of normal.

Can you imagine having only 6% of the water you normally have to last the whole year? Well, if you're in California you don't have to imagine.

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Tagged with: fracking, water, climate change, california, drought

Merchants of Truth

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By Hilary Lewis

March 16, 2015

In 2010, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway released an eye-opening book, Merchants of Doubt, which explains how a few high-profile scientists with extensive political connections misled the public to deny well-established scientific facts. Over four decades these scientists, with the help of multi-million dollar public relations contracts and a scarily acquiescent media, these scientists cast doubt on the truth. Specifically, Merchants of Doubt covers the not-scientifically debatable, yet politically controversial topics of tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, and DDT.

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Tagged with: fracking, science

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