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Oil-backed Blue Wave: New Mexico funds progressive policy through fracking

New Mexico's tuition-free college plan would be among the most progressive in the country. But student activists say it relies too much on money from oil.
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Blue wave could bring the Midwest climate band back together

The band broke up years ago - or maybe it just stopped playing. Never mind the Beatles. The band that broke up before it put out its first album was known as the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, a nearly forgotten 2007 compact among six governors who realized climate change was a pressing state and regional issue.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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