Investors Waking Up to Fracking Realities? ; Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared ; and More Picks 2/11

Investors Waking Up to Fracking Realities? (Jeff C.)

More than a decade into the “fracking miracle,” investors are showing signs they’re concerned the promised payoff is not coming. Now, loans the industry relies upon are drying up.

Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It (Chris)

The author writes, “…an incredibly disproportionate number of Georgia voters in majority black precincts didn’t record a vote for the second-highest office in the state [and] the anomaly was incredibly high in precincts where there were high percentages of black registered voters.”

‘If Not Sirhan, Who?’ (Chris)

From the Washington Post:Was Robert Maheu, an aide to Howard Hughes, responsible for Bobby Kennedy’s assassination?

California’s Strict Wildfire Liability Rule Hangs Over Bankrupt PG&E (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “While bankruptcy will help Pacific Gas and Electric Co. address its immediate financial challenges, it may do little to alleviate longer-term headwinds posed by California’s relentlessly devastating wildfires and the strict liability the state imposes on utilities whose power lines cause them. Thanks to a once-obscure legal doctrine known as inverse condemnation, PG&E can be held liable for damage caused by its equipment, even if the company wasn’t negligent.”

From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a Pipeline of Illegal Workers for Trump Goes Back Years (Russ)

The author writes, “The Washington Post spoke with 16 men and women from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries, including six in Santa Teresa de Cajon, who said they were employed at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. All of them said that they worked for Trump without legal status — and that their managers knew.”

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