Documenting a rural Pennsylvania community transformed by the hydraulic fracturing industry
After living in Montrose for the summer of 2014, Madeline Cottingham set out to document her time exploring the landscape and engaging with the community. The title is drawn from the industry term for an area expected to be profitable—"shale play." The Washington Spectator presents an excerpt of Cottingham's collection in partnership with the artist.
"If the negotiations end, there are no constraints on Iran"
By Lou Dubose
A recent Senate bill included provisions that would have forced the Iranians to end the negotiations. In fact, it would have triggered more than sanctions. AIPAC was pressuring the U.S. Senate to replace Obama’s Iran policy with Netanyahu’s Iran policy. The bill also committed the U.S. military to support Israel in any unilateral attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Netanyahu’s non-negotiable position is that Iran cannot enrich uranium even for a domestic energy program.
If two or three of five proposed lines are stopped, the stranding of the tar sands will escalate
His story reads like a script from the old spy spoof “Get Smart”
A win in the Supreme Court will provide the ideological investors a healthy return on their money
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