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Experiments with truth: 9/17/10

  • Hundreds of people in Pittsburgh and Binghmaton protested plans of gas drilling in Pennsylvania and New York this week.
  • On Wednesday a group of Taiwanese writers, musicians and artists protested a controversial plan by Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology Co to build oil refineries on ecologically sensitive wetlands along the coast of Dacheng Township.
  • Activists from the Campaign Against Climate Change in England came to the Whitehall office of the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Wednesday to protest government subsidies for agrofuel production, which harms the environment, displaces indigenous peoples and leads to food shortages.