Complaints in key venues of the US oil and gas boom continue to suggest that drinking water is being contaminated by fracking for oil and gas, Peixe writes. The pollution complaints against fracking have been confirmed in a number of cases, but not across the board.
Vermont has recognized its heroin epidemic and is preparing a vigorous response.
Four adults, including the school superintendent, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from an investigation into the Steubenville rape case. Allegations range from obstruction to failure to report child abuse.