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Rural N.Y. Communities Use Fracking Waste to De-Ice Roads

Maybe this is why there’s a New York city named Fishkill. Road crews in some rural areas around the state are using toxic fracking waste liquid to de-ice roads, despite a moratorium on fracking in the state and a federal EPA warning against using the juice. Exactly what’s in the liquid? Only the frackheads know, and they’re keeping it a secret.

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Vermont Feels Irene’s Wrath

While New York City escaped the worst of Tropical Storm Irene, much of Vermont did not. The state saw bridges washed away, roads battered and power lines downed in the midst of what officials say is the worst flooding in more than 80 years. (more)

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Road to Guantanamo

The Long and Winding Road

In “The Road to Guantanamo,” directors Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross meld documentary and re-creation to tell the story of three British citizens who were held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay for two years without charge.

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    'The Road to Guantanamo'
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    Convenient Omissions on the Road to Guantanamo

    Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross have made a necessary and important critique of grave injustices at Guantanamo Bay. But are their storytelling techniques entirely on the level?

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