User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
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Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam 30.6.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation's largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws....
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Household fuels major source of Beijing smog: Study 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 28 : A new study has pinned down an overlooked source of outdoor pollution in Beijing -- residential cooking and heating -- which according to scientists contributes more to the city's choking smog than do the transportation sector and power plants combined.
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DREAMer vows to beat SCOTUS ruling 25.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Last week was the anniversary of the announcement of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which gives unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children temporary protection from deportation. Thursday, Obama's attempt to expand that program to millions of immigrant parents and others was dealt a crushing setback.
Last year was the deadliest ever for the world’s environmental activists 20.6.2016 Washington Post
A new report says the number of people killed worldwide in 2015 for opposing mining, logging and dams rose almost 60 percent from the previous year.
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What Is Hillary Clinton’s Agenda? 20.6.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  It is misleading, some observers have rightly pointed out, to treat the 2016 election as a contest between two candidates who are equally serious about policy. Donald Trump has been on both sides of many issues, contradicting himself from one day to the next. On occasion, he has given a speech written by advisers on a subject like energy where he seemed as surprised by the text as the audience was.  He has a core of symbolically important positions on such issues as immigration, but otherwise his views are murky. Much of what he says about foreign or domestic problems is all impulse and no thought, so when his impulse momentarily changes, his positions change too. For Hillary Clinton, however, substance actually does matter. Her seriousness defines her. We have not reached the stage of gender equality when a woman candidate for president could get away with being as subject to changing moods and personal pique as Trump is. While no one ...
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For Olympic sailors and fishermen alike, Rio's dirty bay sets off alarms 18.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Guanabara Bay will host the Olympic sailing competition in August. But it's so heavily polluted, it threatens the livelihoods of those who depend on its waters.
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For Olympic Sailors And Fishermen Alike, Rio's Dirty Bay Sets Off Alarms 18.6.2016 NPR News
Guanabara Bay will host the Olympic sailing competition in August. But it's so heavily polluted, it threatens the livelihoods of those who depend on its waters.
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#NPRNightSky: Send Us Your Pix Of The World's Least Light-Polluted Skies 15.6.2016 NPR News
Eighty percent of the world lives under light-polluted skies. For the 20 percent who can see clear views of the heavens at night, we want to see your photos.
California's cap-and-trade program faces daunting hurdles to avoid collapse 14.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The linchpin of California’s climate change agenda, a program known as cap and trade, has become mired in legal, financial and political troubles that threaten to derail the state’s plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The program has been a symbol of the state’s leadership in the fight against...

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Light pollution hides Milky Way from 80 percent of North Americans, atlas shows 11.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.
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One third of people can’t see Milky Way due to light pollution 11.6.2016 Hindu: International
The atlas shows that 99 per cent of the U.S. and Europe live under light polluted skies.
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One third of humanity cannot see Milky Way due to light pollution: Study 11.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, June 11 : The Milky Way is invisible to more than one third of humanity, including 60 per cent of Europeans and nearly 80 per cent of North Americans, a new world atlas of light pollution suggested on Friday.
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Light Pollution Hides Milky Way From 80 Percent Of North Americans, Atlas Shows 11.6.2016 NPR Health Science
More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.
Essential California: Clinton wins California and claims nomination but Sanders not out yet 8.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Wednesday, June 8. Passes for Coachella 2017 go on sale today. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t out yet. The Democratic presidential candidate addressed supporters late last night in Santa Monica. “We are going...

Defiant Bernie Sanders: 'Next Tuesday we continue the fight' 8.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Primary updates: Hillary Clinton embraces her historic nomination even as Sanders pledges to fight on June 7, 2016, 11:17 p.m. California's primary Tuesday is the biggest delegate prize in the Democratic nominating season. Hillary Clinton eyes her spot in history Bernie Sanders vows to fight on...
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AQMD board opposes bill to add 'environmental justice' members and urges feds to clean up truck emissions 4.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California’s air quality board has come under criticism for a political shift that critics say has made it too friendly to polluting industries. Earlier this week, the state Senate approved a bill aimed at changing the balance.

On Friday, the South Coast Air Quality Management District...

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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election 3.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s.
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Alabama landfill activists seek dismissal of slander suit 2.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four activists from one of Alabama’s poorest communities asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a $30 million slander suit filed by Georgia companies that claim they were maligned by complaints about a landfill that accepted tons of coal ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority spill. The American Civil Liberties Union […]
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Trash creates obstacles for Olympic sailors 2.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
When Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz rip through the water aboard their racing skiff, they are doing far more than sailing at the fastest possible speed.
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Rocky Mountain Power weighs legal options as EPA mandates pollution controls at Utah coal plants 2.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to require two coal-fired power plants in Utah to install additional pollution controls in order to improve visibility at nearby national parks. Utah must be in compliance with the federal plan within five years of the EPA’s Wednesday decision — but that may not be the final word on the matter. Rocky Mountain Power, which owns the power plants in question, is weighing legal options. And the state asserts that its own plan is l... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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