Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy

The collapse of an oil company linked to the Pence family in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana — and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois — are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 of the company’s contaminated sites, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells.

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Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing RFRA law

Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced a firestorm of criticism three years ago after signing a “religious freedom” law critics decried as anti-gay. Now, emails released this week illustrate similar backlash from fellow conservatives when the eventual vice president agreed to change the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the face of widespread boycott threats.

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