Archive | May 21st, 2012

Mississippi affiliates help Habitat become nation’s 6th largest builder

May 21, 2012

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Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Mississippi built or fixed up 188 homes in 2011, helping to make Habitat the nation’s sixth largest homebuilder. The Christian-based organization has 40 affiliates in the state and more than 1,500 nationally. “I am profoundly impressed by the ongoing faithfulness, ingenuity and hard work of our affiliates,” said Trey Jones, […]

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Vermont takes symbolic stand with first fracking ban

May 21, 2012

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If the much-hyped dream of U.S. energy independence must involve hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) to extract natural gas from shale deposits deep underneath the surface of the earth, the State of Vermont wants no part of it. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law May 16 banning fracking, a practice that involves injecting […]

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