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June 2006: Journalist.

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Jun 28, 2011 Lawmakers Seek Inquiry of Natural Gas Industry

QUOTE: Federal lawmakers called Tuesday on several agencies, including the federal Securities and Exchange Commission, the Energy Information Administration and the Government Accountability Office, to investigate whether the natural gas industry has provided an accurate picture to investors of the long-term profitability of their wells and the amount of gas these wells can produce.

New York Times
Mar 03, 2011 Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas

QUOTE: Natural gas drilling companies have major exemptions from parts of at least 7 of the 15 sweeping federal environmental laws that regulate most other heavy industries and were written to protect air and drinking water from radioactive and hazardous chemicals. Coal mine operators that want to inject toxic wastewater into the ground must get permission from the federal authorities. But when natural gas companies want to inject chemical-laced water and sand into the ground during hydrofracking, they do not have to follow the same rules.

New York Times
Jul 21, 2010 Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety

QUOTE: A confidential survey of workers on the Deepwater Horizon in the weeks before the oil rig exploded showed that many of them were concerned about safety practices and feared reprisals if they reported mistakes or other problems.

New York Times
May 20, 2010 Conflict of Interest Worries Raised in Spill Tests

QUOTE: Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, since those readings [taken by local environmental officials--Ed.] will be used by the federal government and courts to establish liability claims against BP. But the laboratory that officials have chosen to process virtually all of the samples is part of an oil and gas services company in Texas that counts oil firms, including BP, among its biggest clients.

New York Times
Mar 24, 2010 Mobs Are Born as Word Grows by Text Message

QUOTE: so-called flash mobs have taken a more aggressive and raucous turn [in Philadelphia] as hundreds of teenagers have been converging downtown for a ritual that is part bullying, part running of the bulls: sprinting down the block, the teenagers sometimes pause to brawl with one another, assault pedestrians or vandalize property.

New York Times
Nov 16, 2009 Taint of Corruption Is No Barrier to U.S. Visa

QUOTE: former and current State Department officials said Equatorial Guinea’s close ties to the American oil industry were the reason for the lax enforcement of the law [baring official Teodoro Nguema Obiang from entering the U.S,. to his mansion].

New York Times
Oct 10, 2009 Debate Follows Bills to Remove Clotheslines Bans

QUOTE: Proponents argue they should not be prohibited by their neighbors or local community agreements from saving on energy bills or acting in an environmentally minded way [by hanging laundry to dry]. Opponents say the laws lifting bans erode local property rights and undermine the autonomy of private communities.

New York Times
Aug 25, 2009 Hawaii to Remove Inmates Over Abuse Charges

QUOTE: Hawaii prison officials said Tuesday that all of the state’s 168 female inmates at a privately run Kentucky prison will be removed by the end of September because of charges of sexual abuse by guards.

New York Times
Aug 01, 2009 In Ranks of Heroes, Finding the Fakes

QUOTE: Military imposters are nothing new. But the problem has grown or at least become more obvious as charlatans are easily able to find fake military documents, medals and uniforms on auction Web sites.

New York Times
Jul 28, 2009 New Inquiry Is Sought in Virginia Tech Massacre

QUOTE: A group of more than 30 parents and relatives of those killed or injured by the student gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, issued a statement Tuesday saying that they were making the request because of last week’s discovery of missing mental health records at the home of Robert C. Miller, the former director of the university’s counseling center....The investigation should be reopened, the relatives said, because it was conducted hastily, did not have all available information — including the mental health records — and had not interviewed Dr. Miller.

New York Times
Mar 27, 2009 Despite Red Flags About Judges, a Kickback Scheme Flourished

QUOTE: the two judges [Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Judge Michael T. Conahan] pleaded guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud in a scheme that involved sending thousands of juveniles to two private detention centers in exchange for $2.6 million in kickbacks.

New York Times
Jul 03, 2008 Catholic Aid for Abortion Creates Stir in Virginia

QUOTE: A spokesman for the United States Department of Health and Human Services said that in April the department asked its inspector general to investigate whether the charity or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had violated state and federal laws. The conference receives $7.6 million a year in federal money, and Commonwealth Catholic Charities is a subcontractor of the bishops’ conference, the spokesman said. Federal law forbids the use of federal money to pay for abortions, with exceptions for rape, incest or threats to the life of the pregnant woman. Virginia law requires parental consent for an abortion for a girl under 18.

New York Times
Jun 07, 2008 University Head Resigns After Degree Dispute

QUOTE: In late April, an independent panel reported that the university showed “seriously flawed” judgment in awarding an M.B.A. to Heather Bresch, the daughter of Gov. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, even though she did not have enough academic credits.

New York Times
May 08, 2008 Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says

QUOTE: The general manager and possibly other senior staff at the Crandall Canyon Mine near Huntington, Utah, where 9 miners died in August 2007, hid information from federal mining officials that could have prevented the disaster and should face criminal charges...

New York Times
Jan 22, 2008 University Investigates Whether Governor’s Daughter Earned Degree

QUOTE:Officials at the college, West Virginia University, have been accused of rewriting records last fall to document that Ms. Bresch had earned an executive master of business administration degree in 1998. An investigation by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette concluded that she had completed only 22 of the required 48 credit hours.

New York Times
Nov 24, 2007 Municipal Fraud Inquiry Clouds Washington Anew

QUOTE: The municipal government’s reputation was tarnished anew this month when federal investigators revealed the largest corruption inquiry in the city’s history. Prosecutors say that for at least seven years, local tax officials carried out a brazen scheme in which they cut themselves checks for bogus refunds totaling more than $30 million.

New York Times
Oct 17, 2007 Virginia County Votes to Deny Services to Illegal Immigrants

QUOTE: In Prince William County, supervisors unanimously voted early this morning — after a 12-hour, emotionally charged debate — to move forward with a plan to deny certain county services to illegal immigrants and to direct the police to enforce immigration laws.

New York Times
Oct 14, 2007 Rules to Collect Care Costs Are Coming Under Attack

QUOTE: Such regulations, known as offset rules, are under attack around the country, with lawyers arguing that they are punitive, violate the First Amendment by limiting the rights of some people to sue, and create a chilling effect, as lawyers are less willing to take cases when they know state or city officials will try to cut into any potential payments.

New York Times
Jul 24, 2007 Pressure Builds to Ban Plastic Bags in Stores

QUOTE: fish and birds often die after ingesting discarded plastic bags…. Critics say the ban would be expensive and counterproductive.

New York Times
Jul 23, 2007 States Try to Weigh Safety With Dog Owners’ Rights

QUOTE: a growing effort by states to deal with dogs deemed dangerous. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia hold owners legally liable if their dogs maim or kill....struggled to ensure public safety without impinging on the privacy and property rights of dog owners.

New York Times

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