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Pruitt’s Priority: Superfund Redevelopment

The Superfund program has long lacked the funding required to remediate the hundreds of languishing sites that continue to endanger communities across the country. Scott Pruitt’s answer to this dilemma? Promoting redevelopment. At face value, incentivizing the cleanup of contaminated land through redevelopment seems to be a win-win solution that [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Pruitt’s Priority: Superfund Redevelopment

SPRING INTO ACTION!

  Everyone off the couch, shake the cobweb out of your brain and enjoy the coming of spring.  Sure we have had a rough winter following the elections.  And it may get rougher still.  I know at first I just wanted to crawl under the covers and go back to [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Comments Off on SPRING INTO ACTION!

Ashes to Ashes–Coal Ash = Death

In North Carolina, Duke Energy is storing 130 million tons of coal ash at 32 sites at 14 power plants. The state law requires Duke to safely move all of it by 2029, and from four leaking ash ponds by 2019. Where is Duke planning to put the toxic ash?  [...]

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What does Trump’s budget mean for Environmental Justice?

The Trump administration’s 2019 budget (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019) has serious consequences for the protection of the environment and of people. Trump’s budget plan cuts the Environmental Protection Agency’s spending by 23 percent, eliminating dozens of programs. The agency’s budget for the Office of Science and Technology [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on What does Trump’s budget mean for Environmental Justice?

Experts for the People – Shut Out by the Mass Media By Ralph Nader

Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think [...]

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Happy Valentines Day

By Teresa Mills Today as I opened my Valentines Day card I was immediately transported to a place that I had forgotten existed.  It was a small  neighborhood where the streets were lined with beautiful majestic trees with leaves just beginning to bud.  The sweet smell of spring was in [...]

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In The Eye of The Storms – 327 Toxic Superfund Sites

Innocent families live around the 327 Superfund sites at risk of storms and rising seas. Over 2 million moms, dads, children live close enough to one of these toxic sites that likely will be impacted by climate change and sea level rise. Most families are of modest or low income [...]

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McDonalds Decades Later Eliminates Foam Everywhere.

"Mister, stop being so mean and give me my sandwich wrapped in paper," said a young man in 1990. He was part of CHEJ's McToxic's campaign primarily run by young school children. McDonald's refused to eliminate their use of Styrofoam in their packaging of sandwiches. Young people across the country [...]

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