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Sanctuary States!

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On May 17, 2021

Republican governance–very serious actions taken by very serious people. Just south of Oil City, where Louisiana representative Danny McCormick is from, is the predominantly Black city of Shreve

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We have known for a long time that the lightly regulated pollution in American agriculture was deleterious to human health. Now we have some data to help us understand just how many lives this costs a year: The smell of hog feces was overwhelming, Elsie Herring said. The breezes that wafted from the hog farm […]

Saving Superfund

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On April 27, 2021

Superfund one of the greatest pieces of the Carter administration. Actually forcing companies to pay up for their legacy of pollution was just what the doctor ordered. It worked great. And then Gingri

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“Clean Coal”

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On March 17, 2021
Clean coal may be the most absurd right-wing euphemism since right to work. There ain’t nothing clean about clean coal. It’s nasty and horrible. And in fact, it may actually increase pollution: Following the emergence of evidence that power plants using a chemically treated coal—purportedly designed to reduce smog—generated more smokestack pollution not less, the […]
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Cleaning Up the Pollution? Nah.

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On October 31, 2020
Just another day in America, where corporations pollute and no one makes them clean it up. Vina Colley, a slight woman with a bob of thick blond hair, climbs into her white Ford Explorer. Her thirteen-year-old Maltese, Hercules, jumps onto her lap, wedging comfortably between her legs and the steering wheel, and stays put as she navigates […]
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