FROM Michael Kiparsky
Report Says California is Unprepared to Regulate Fracking Hydraulic "fracking" injects highly pressurized chemical fluids underground to release oil and gas that are bound in rock. It's an old practice made profitable by new technology, and its rapid spread has already outstripped the ability of California to control risks to human health, aquatic life and ecosystems. That's according to a report from the Wheeler Institute for Water Law and Policy at the UC Berkeley Law School. Michael Kiparsky is the Institute's Associate Director.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?