Hurricane Amanda Just Set an Ominous New Record | CityLab – A hurricane in the eastern Pacific set a new intensity record for the month of May. Global warming and El Niño conditions could spell trouble for California and Mexico’s Baja peninsula — but might make for a more subdued Atlantic storm season.
Are We Underestimating America’s Fracking Boom? | The Wall Street Journal – Great explanation of the “expensive, elaborate and dirty work” planned at the new Sasol plant near Lake Charles. The article fulfills the promise of its lead: “Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is—what else? —one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade.”
Bill that would hide sources of lethal-injection drugs now heads to Senate floor | The Lens – A Louisiana prison agency considered illegally getting execution drug supplies from a company unlicensed in the state. A new bill sponsored by state Rep. Joseph P. Lopinto III, R-Metairie, would keep confidential the name, address and other identifiers “of any person or entity that manufactures, compounds, prescribes, dispenses, supplies or administers” execution drugs.
While investigators work to solve the recent shootings and murders, they’re calling on the people who know something to come forward. In addition, Serpas said the NOPD now has someone on the force who creates a crime analysis of victims. He said that information is helping to develop leads.
In her first extensive national interview of the campaign, [Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary] Landrieu told The Washington Post that she hopes voters conclude this: “Washington is broken, but Mary Landrieu’s record isn’t. Washington might not work together well, but Mary Landrieu’s been able to deliver.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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