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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Lou Williams no es un experto en celebraciones, pero es crucial en ganar juegos 21.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

El anunciador comenzó los cánticos en el Staples Center de “¡Lou! ¡Lou! ¡Lou!”.

Y pronto, los aficionados se unieron al coro que poco a poco era más y más ruidoso. La celebración también creció, como la leyenda de Lou Williams, quien el domingo proporcionó un emocionante momento con una anotación...

Supreme Court justices seem incredulous at repeated racial bias in jury selection 21.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a Mississippi death-penalty case, the justices were skeptical of the way the state picked and dismissed black jurors and appeared ready not to uphold the conviction.
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US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change 21.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade faulting the government's consideration of emissions when issuing energy leases.
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Yellowstone Lake Trout Invasion Hit Entire Food Chain 20.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Presence of lake trout has impacted bald eagles, ospreys and bears, study shows.
Supreme Court appears ready to find racial bias a factor in Mississippi murder case 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sounded ready to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction based on racial bias during jury selection.

It marked the latest chapter in an extraordinary case involving a small-town white prosecutor who had repeatedly excluded or restricted black jurors from serving...

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EPA’s Naming of Formaldehyde as a Candidate for High Priority Under TSCA Raises Serious Concerns 20.3.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Statement of Dr. Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund  “EPA’s statement today regarding its inclusion of formaldehyde on the list of chemicals under consideration for prioritization for risk evaluation under TSCA leaves many questions unanswered. EPA states that ‘the work done for IRIS will inform the TSCA process.’ Such consideration is already required by law.  What […]
Hear the new EPA chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal and climate 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The newly confirmed EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks about climate change, personal transportation, the future of coal and more.
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Trump embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, another brash president enmeshed in scandal 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian leader dubbed the Trump of the Tropics, pledged cooperation Tuesday in opposing Venezuela’s socialist government, even as both took aim at a pillar of democracy: the media.

Acknowledging that they have “many views that are similar” during a...

Diana DeGette moves to regulate Suncor Energy pollutants over north Denver 20.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Rep. Diana DeGette announced Tuesday that she will soon introduce legislation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to set emissions standards for hydrogen cyanide.
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EDF Urges EPA to Withdraw Harmful Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants 19.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Urges EPA to Withdraw Harmful Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Coal-Fired Power Plants
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PART 2: Busting more industry-perpetrated myths about new chemicals and worker protection under TSCA 19.3.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Part 1          Part 2 I started blogging last week about myths the chemical industry is perpetrating when it comes to EPA’s review of the risks new chemicals may present to workers.  In this post, I address another such myth, one that the industry promotes […]
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Review: At 'Dreamers' premiere in Berkeley, neo-Romantic oratorio is the sound of hope 19.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As political pawns in a long-running congressional chess game, Dreamers, those children of immigrants with aspirations for a promising life in the United States, make dispassion very difficult for even the most cynical of lawmakers. The law is on one side and the American dream on the other.


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The Supreme Court Won’t Hear the Case of an Inmate Sentenced to Death by Racist Juror 19.3.2019 Mother Jones
Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate, was sentenced to death in 1991 for the kidnapping and murder of his estranged wife’s sister-in-law Jaqueline Freeman. At trial, Barney Gattie, a white juror sentenced, Tharpe to death in part because he believed that there were two types of black people—”regular black folks” and “niggers”—and Gattie […]
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Survey: Minnesota media pros say industry has a problem with racial bias 19.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Media professionals in Minnesota say there's a problem with racial bias in news reporting, and a lack of training. Nonetheless, a vast majority say they are at least somewhat confident in their ability to accurately reflect the stories of people from a different racial or cultural background
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EDF Testifies for Life-Saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 18.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Testifies for Life-Saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
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Policy News: March 18, 2019 18.3.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: President’s Budget Releases, Proposes Deep Cuts to Science and Environmental Programs The president’s budget proposal reflects the administration’s priorities across the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ESA submits requests to Congress for science funding. ESA Goes to the Hill for Climate Science Day The Climate Science Working Group held its ...
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Mars Is the Next Frontier, And the Race is On 18.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Men and women will put their boots on Mars. The question is when.
Powerful parents already facing consequences over college admissions scandal 18.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The parents and others accused of cheating and bribing officials to get their kids into elite colleges are expected to face charges in federal court in the coming weeks.

Some have pleaded not guilty already.

They also are facing fallout — and in some cases consequences — from the sensational college...

Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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