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American Energy Independence: What does it mean?

Depending on where you hear the emphasis, that short phrase says different things to different people.

Try this simple quiz, then check your score by clicking on the answer you've picked...

Complete this sentence: "The expression American energy independence means ..."
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Who will be the next 'Endangered Species'?

By now, we're all accustomed to the Orwellian language of political paybacks. The most recent example, titled Endangered Species Coordination Act (HB-1576) shows Rep. Jeffrey Pyle (R - Armstrong) at work, clearing the road for fossil fuel extraction and emasculating the very concept of "endangered species" in Pennsylvania.
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Letter on Fracking in Allegheny County Parks

Variations of this letter went to the 15 members of Allegheny County Council:
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Open letter to Dr. Jared Cohon

As an alumnus and former faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University, I sent this letter to University President Jared Cohon:
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