User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Bill by Assemblywoman Nora Campos seeks to count Latinos as Latinos in juvenile justice system, sent to Gov. Jerry Brown 24.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Live updates as California Assembly agrees to extend climate change law Aug. 23, 2016, 5:09 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories that we're following: Lawmakers in the Assembly approved...
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Exide cleanup: Lead-contaminated soil to be removed from 2 L.A. schools, district says 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Amid an outcry from parents over lead contamination, Los Angeles school officials said Monday that they will remove soil with elevated levels of the brain-damaging metal from two elementary schools near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.

Soil will be replaced in a front lawn...

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Why some lawmakers representing poor communities are pushing back on California's climate program 22.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Roger Hernández says no 'fight' left in him for Congress, Gov. Brown signs law that will result in legal lane splitting by motorcycles Aug. 22, 2016, 9:53 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:...
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A big question complicating the climate debate: Where's the money for poor people? 22.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2015, Democratic members of the state Assembly huddled in a Cal State Sacramento conference room to hear Mary Nichols, chair of the powerful Air Resources Board, explain how her agency handles the billions of dollars collected from California’s marquee program to fight climate change. 

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Blue Cities Battle Red States 22.8.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in our Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  When Denton, Texas, passed a fracking ban in November 2014, it was national news. The story seemed out of a movie, a David-and-Goliath tale in which a scrappy band of citizens goes up against big industry and wins. Located in the heart of oil and gas territory, the town is hardly a liberal bastion; its state representative is a staunch conservative, and among its biggest annual events is the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. But residents were watching gas drills come closer and closer to their parks and schools. Adam Briggle, a professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, found himself attending more and more meetings as he tried to understand the environmental impact of fracking, a process used to extract oil and natural gas from the ground. Tara Linn Hunter, a music teacher, found herself with debilitating adult asthma, a condition she attributed at least partly to pollution generated by the efforts to get natural gas. After the ...
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Short on time and big on ideas, Gov. Jerry Brown needs to prioritize his agenda 18.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown needs to decide: Which does he really want to save? Our planet Earth? Or his choo-choo?

He can’t handle both — at least not in the few days remaining before the Legislature wraps up its two-year session Aug. 31. And maybe never.

The dirty truth is that California’s governor, with...

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The Daily 202: What Trump’s latest shakeup says about his flailing campaign 17.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Manafort marginalized, Breitbart chief elevated, a pollster is named as manager
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Students join project to track air quality in Yakima Valley 15.8.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Students embark on a three-year project to study wood-smoke pollution in the Lower Yakima Valley, where winter air quality can suffer
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Time is now to take the next step on climate change 13.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: In The Times editorial, the term “business-friendly Democrats” was used as if they were the enemy. (“Don’t punt on climate change policy,” Editorial, Aug. 8)

In my way of thinking, it is refreshing that there are some Democrats who actually think business does provide investment,...

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State, tribes to challenge ruling on cross-border emissions 13.8.2016 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation say they intend to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that said a Canadian Company can&apos;t be held liable for toxic air pollution that drifted into the state....
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Chevron's victory opens door for other polluters? 10.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Chevron wasn’t the only winner in Monday’s ruling by a federal appeals court over its long-running Ecuadorian pollution litigation. The victory, in which the court affirmed that a victims’ lawyer engaged in wrongdoing to secure a $9.5 billion verdict in the South American country, may benefit other corporations seeking to avoid enforcement of foreign judgments they contend are based on corrupt proceedings. Or, if you’re an anti-corporate activist, you can put it this way: “The decision hands wel...
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U.S. court rules for Chevron in Ecuador rainforest-damage case 8.8.2016 LA Times: Business

Ecuadorean plaintiffs cannot collect a $9-billion judgment in the U.S. against Chevron Corp. for rainforest damage, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding a judge's finding that the judgment was obtained through bribery, coercion and fraud.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New...

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Iowa farmers ripped out prairie; now some hope it can save them 8.8.2016 Washington Post
Iowa farmers ripped out prairie; now some hope it can save them
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Can we clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? 4.8.2016 Financial Times: Science & Tech
Our oceans are awash with tonnes of thrown-away plastic. A young Dutchman may have a solution
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News roundup: Donald Trump makes a bid for Bernie voters 2.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water' 1.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Rio de Janeiro • Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP’s tests indicate that tourists also face potentially serious health risks on the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. The AP’s survey...
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Expert to Rio athletes: ‘Don’t put your head under water’ 1.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently […]
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