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Record Earthquakes In Oklahoma From Fracking Wastewater Disposal Prompt Complaints In Light Of Disappointing Oklahoma Government Reaction

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There is a dramatic increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma due to the number of earthquakes from 2009 through 2016. The U.S. Geological Survey made the connection between the earthquakes and fracking wastewater disposal as early as 2012. However, little action has been taken to date by the state of Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, other state…

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Research Agency Links Glyphosate in Roundup® Weedkiller to Cancer

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Last March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a new evaluation of glyphosate — the active chemical in Roundup® weedkiller — determining that glyphosate is ”probably carcinogenic to humans” and specifically linking exposure to glyphosate to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and several other blood cancers.…

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuits: Jury Selection Begins

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Nearly two years ago, General Motors (GM) disclosed a secret to government regulators: millions of vehicles it manufactured during the past decade contained a defective ignition switch. These defective switches were incapable of holding the ignition key in place during normal vehicle operation. If the vehicle drove across bumpy terrain or if too many other…

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Telephone Consumer Protection Act Update: FCC Clarifies Recent Declaratory Ruling on Robocalling and Industry Appeals the Ruling

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On October 9, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a notice in the Federal Register clarifying and summarizing its Declaratory Ruling and Order of July 20 concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for unsolicited robocalls and spam text messages. This Order rejected the vast majority of industry petitions to weaken consumer protections under…

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