Underneath Pennsylvania and New York state runs the Marcellus Shale, a formation rich with natural gas. The two states’ differing policies on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gas have created a natural economic experiment. In Pennsylvania, hydraulic fracturing is allowed. New York has had a moratorium on fracking since 2010.
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Over the last two years, TNTP (formally The New Teacher Project) has trained, evaluated, and certified teachers. What sets its programs apart from others is that they are the first organization to certify teachers based primarily on their performance in the classroom. This is pivotal!
In what surely must be a conflict of interest (just a smidge), a Rhode Island judge is asking environmental groups to offer suggestions on how best to punish a natural gas company.
Isn't that like asking a vegetarian to judge a barbecue contest? They’re not exactly going to be impartial on the matter.
Today, a Colorado appeals court heard arguments in an important case testing whether Colorado law places any limits on out-of-control lawsuit lenders. Colorado courts are among the first in the country to decide whether consumer lending laws apply equally to lawsuit lenders, or if – as the lawsuit loan sharks have argued – they have unfettered freedom to exploit borrowers with interest rates as high as 100% or more. The case is Oasis Legal Finance Group, et al. v.
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