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This is one of those studies that demonstrates things already well known by scholars of the relevant fields such as environmental history and environmental justice, but since it comes out of STEM fields, it gets the attention of the media. In any case though, it’s important because we need to understand how decisions about segregation […]
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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 Shreveport. Residents there breathe some of the most toxic air in the country. Oil refineries owned by UOP and Calumet contribute to the town’s toxic emissions, according to […]
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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 Gingrich came along and took advantage of the growing corporate obsequiousness of Republicans to eviscerate the law by refusing to fund it, which […]

“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 pollu

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Wow, Trump is finally showing he is a true man of the people! Over the final six weeks of Trump’s presidency, the administration has no plans to wind down its efforts to remake federal policies and even the government bureaucracy itself, aides said, despite the pending handoff to the incoming Democratic administration. The whirlwind of […]
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