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Coal Ash Comeback

It’s headed back to drinking water and playgrounds, thanks to Trump’s EPA
 

4173442233?profile=RESIZE_710xIN 2014, THE DAN RIVER STEAM STATION IN EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA, RELEASED 39,000 TONS OF COAL ASH INTO THE DAN RIVER. DUKE ENERGY AGREED TO PAY $3 MILLION FOR THE COST OF CLEANUP, WHICH POLLUTED 70 MILES OF THE RIVER WITH ARSENIC, LEAD, AND MERCURY. WITH THE NEW ROLLBACKS FROM THE EPA, DUKE MAY BE ABLE TO TRANSFER FUTURE COSTS ONTO NEARBY COMMUNITIES. | PHOTO BY AP PHOTO/GERRY BROOME

This is a transcript of a panel discussion at n+1 (an online and print literary magazine) on parenting and the climate crisis.  NOTE:  MOF gets a passing mention. 

"The following panel was held at n+1’s office in Brooklyn on September 26, 2019. It
was organized by n+1 contributor Christine Smallwood in cooperation with
Sunrise Kids, a group for parents, babies, and young children that works within
the Sunrise Movement to fight for climate justice and to take on the politicians
and corporations w

CHAPTER 6

THE THEORY OF TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION by Scott Sherman

 Transformative action is a new name for a very old approach to social change. It has been advocated by leaders such as King, Gandhi, and Chavez. It dates back to ancient times, where it was used successfully by slaves and plebians to gain important reforms in the Roman empire. (Sibley 1963, 108) In recent decades, these strategies have been used with increasing frequency and success to overcome conflicts in such places as Bolivia (1

A recent article in the New York Times about the rejection by a federal appeals court of the climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young people against the government known as Juliana v. United States United States.  This suit has been making its way through the courts since 2015.

The article is by John Schwartz and it appeared in the January 17th issue of the New York Times.

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Project Objectives • Use best available technology to locate and measure atmospheric concentrations of methane emissions from Ithaca’s natural gas pipeline distribution system • Use same technology to measure atmospheric concentrations of methane emissions from known point-sources, both biogenic and thermogenic
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