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This is what happens when you let Republicans run anything. Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the “front row of the American dream.” The collapse of […]
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On February 15, 1988, environmentalists stormed the gate of International Paper in Jay, Maine as part of a solidarity action with workers on strike, attempting to shut it down. This incident provides more evidence of the possibility for alliances between environmentalists and workers, which we desperately need today. In the summer of 1987, the mill’s […]
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Republican Pollution Policy

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On March 21, 2017
Your Republican congresscritters: Rep. Scott Perry was asked at a town hall in Red Lion on Saturday if he supported President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency in light of Pennsylvania’s “history of environmental problems.” “Don’t we need a stronger EPA to protect the environment?” the questioner asked. Perry, who has worked […]

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

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You owe it to yourself to read this interesting essay the intersection of Chinese philosophy and contemporary Chinese air pollution. Just a quick excerpt: According to professor Liu, the Chinese word for pollution, 污染 [wu ran], has a very specific meaning. The first character of the word, 污 (wu), consists of 氵, the three dots […]
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