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Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case

producers are taking a page from the tobacco industry playbook: funding research at established universities that arrives at conclusions that counter concerns raised by critics.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 25, 2012 09:46
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Fracking Industry Follows Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Playbook

Bloomberg News story today revealed that several recent academic studies on fracking were ultimately funded by the gas drilling industry itself. These studies had the imprimaturs of respected public universities including Penn State, University of Texas a
EcoWatch
added Jul 25, 2012 09:42
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AUSTEN: Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

How will promotion of Canada’s latest legal vice be regulated? The federal government has two models. One is the system for cigarettes, which effectively bans most conventional advertising and marketing, requires stores to keep cigars and cigarettes out
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2017 22:18
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Money and Addiction: Will opioid lawsuit turn out like tobacco settlement?

In the end, government and lawyers raked in the cash. The tobacco industry did have to change its marketing strategy a bit, but the same cigarettes are still available just about everywhere—selling well enough to generate record profits for the top tobacc
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Oct 15, 2017 11:05
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The future of cannabis is vaping — here's how it works

cannabis is being made more convenient and accessible through modern technology. Rather than buying cannabis, rolling a joint, and burning plant matter, more and more people are turning to vaping — a far easier, more modern way to consume cannabis. You si
Business Insider
added Jul 27, 2017 19:55
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[Canada] Halifax woman frustrated with looming smell of marijuana in her apartment complex

A 70-year-old woman living in an apartment complex in Halifax says she can’t seem to get away from the smell of pot. Judy Howe says she’s resorted to wearing a mask and putting a cloth under her front door because the smell of marijuana in her building i
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jul 13, 2017 00:09
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[New York] KOZLOWSKI/HALL: Why the marijuana and tobacco policy camps are on very different paths

In the end, Kozlowski added, “The proper regulation of recreational drug products that have some adverse effects should be to restrict youth access, promote cessation of use in those who desire to quit, promote less-harmful modes of use by providing accu
University of Buffalo
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17
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Blowing smoke: Profit motive — and scant evidence — propel dire warnings about surgical fumes

Just breathing the air in an operating room where hot surgical tools are being used to slice and cauterize tissue — emitting puffs of caustic smoke in the process — is said to be the equivalent of smoking up to 30 unfiltered cigarettes a day. The smoke co
statnews.com
added May 11, 2017 20:05
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The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws

the National League of Cities released a report tracking an outbreak of state laws stepping on and nullifying local progressive laws and policies across the country. The picture it paints in seven key areas is shocking to anyone who believes in local demo
AlterNet.org
added Mar 3, 2017 13:23
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[California] 'Pot-friendly' gym where people will be encouraged to use the drug while working out will open in San Francisco

Jim McAlpine is set to open Power Plant Gym in San Francisco, California - where not only will smoking pot during a workout be acceptable, it will be encouraged. The 46-year-old, along with former NFL star and marijuana advocate Ricky Williams, is hopin
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 16:46
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