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The United States will never do enough to compensate Vietnam for the horrible crimes it committed against that country. Those crimes didn’t suddenly end in 1973 or 1975. Rather, the incredible environmental damage from the defoliation campaigns remains a major problem for Vietnam. That’s in terms of defoliation but also the massive pollution of waterways […]
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The Bhopal disaster was one of the worst in industrial history. I’ve written about it here and discussed it at some length in Out of Sight. The thing about a disaster like this is that it doesn’t go away. People still live there and they have to deal with the consequences of a terrible thing […]
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Just a note reminding us of something that we should know and act upon and almost never do–that people of color are exposed to pollution rates far greater than whites. Some of this is that polluting industries directly target communities of color for their facilitates because they know the chances of successful fights against it […]
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The Wages of Mining

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On December 8, 2016
In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There, I saw the Berkeley Pit, the gigantic open pit copper mine now filling with incredibly […]

Wisconsin Governance

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On June 4, 2016

Wisconsin will feel the wages of Scott Walker and his legislative cronies for a very long time. Wisconsin’s water quality regulators failed to follow their own policies on enforcement against pollut

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