Eco-News Roundup: Friday September 10

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News on the environment, health, energy and other Blue Marble topics from our other blogs.

Wrong Turn: Joe Romm says Obama’s prioritization of health care over climate was wrong.

Co’s MO: Insurance companies say premium hikes are due to reform. True?

Fear Up Harsh?: Border agents are accused of raping, torturing, and killing illegal immigrants.

Coal Country: The original Mother Jones fought for coal-workers’ health, and raised hell doing it.

Oh Crap: Why feces is what comes up when you Google Rick Santorum.

 

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