Eco-News Roundup: Friday October 22

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Blue Marble-ish stories that got published on our other blogs instead.

Running on Empty: EPA wants to regulate truck emissions, but enactment may be under GOP rule.

HOV Lane: Women living near tollbooths had healthier babies after E-Z passes started.

Little White Lie: Companies are using health care reform as an excuse for ‘inevitable’ cuts.

Individual Liberties: Is requiring health coverage for everyone anti-Libertarian?

Cash on Delivery: Kevin Drum’s birth cost around $1,000. Today, it’s 10 times that.

Mid-Term Madness: Energy companies are spending big on mid-terms.

Burn, Baby, Burn: Trash burn pits in Iraq aren’t just unhealthy, they’re illegal.

Pyramid Scheme: Herbalife has taught tea party leaders its tricks.

 

 

 

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