Eco-News Roundup: Friday May 13

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

Big Govern-Mitt: Mitt Romney’s Obama-esque health care law is coming back to haunt him.

Green Scare: Environmental activists are under fire, as terrorists.

Dazed and Confused: Nursing home patients are being over-prescribed anti-psychotics.

Bench Warmers: Judicial appointees matter, as seen with challenges to Obama’s health care bill.

Powerful Point: A PowerPoint slide illustrates why the health reform law is legal.

What the Frack: Danger from fracking is becoming more than anecdotal.

 

 

 

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