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11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans

11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans March 19, 2017 by John Light This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The budget proposal Donald Trump’s administration announced yesterday will slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by nearly a third, crippling an agency that has played a key — but often unnoticed — role in American life […]

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Local Groups Urge EPA to Protect Watershed from CAFO’s

Regional Groups Urge U.S. EPA to address CAFO-related impacts to the Western Lake Erie Watershed Today, a coalition of 30 environmental, farm, grass-roots and other organizations sent the attached letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to initiate urgent protective actions for Lake Erie, including declaring the western basin an impaired watershed. These […]

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EPA’s Ruling on Coal Ash Hurts Hoosiers

EPA’s First-ever Coal Ash Rule Leaves Indiana Communities to Fend for Themselves Rule Leaves Major Gaps in Protection from Toxic Coal Ash WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued federal regulations for coal ash that had been delayed for over four years, but failed to fix major pollution problems from the disposal […]

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Food/Drink Government

Industrial Farms, Water, Money vs Public Health

Part One of a Series of Articles on CAFOs – Industrial Farms, 2014 Muncie, IN (NEWS)– In case you missed it, our neighbors to the Northeast experienced a shock and an inconvenience when they were told to avoid drinking their city’s water. Ohio’s republican governor, John Kasich, had to declare a state of emergency so […]

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Congressman Luke Messer Beliefs Based on Corrupt Sources

(Photo courtesy wabash blogs dot edu) MUNCIE, Indiana – Last week, we sent a letter to Congressman Luke Messer, who consistently sides with conservative propaganda in this state from the anti-Affordable Care Act through promoting Keystone XL Pipeline as a jobs program. If you want to know how he’ll vote, watch ALEC and the Koch […]

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Messrs. Coats and Messer Are Coal Industry Sellouts

MUNCIE, Indiana – After we wrote the article about Senator Dan Coats, we received a few emails wanting to know the contents of the letter written to both Sen. Coats and Representative Luke Messer. A couple of readers followed our link to the Huffington Post op/ed written by Jeffrey Sachs from the Earth Institute. He […]

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Senator Dan Coats: Hoosiers Cannot Afford Him

(photo courtesy of www.lakeshorpublicmedia.com) MUNCIE, Indiana – Corporate lobbyist by day, republican senator by night, Dan Coats did not fail to produce a fine piece of propaganda to send to interested constituents about President Obama’s executive order to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a 30% reduction of carbon emissions by the year 2030. First we […]

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Environmental Report Shows Coal Ash Waste a Danger to Hoosiers

New Environmental Report Shows Coal Ash Waste in Downtown Indianapolis, Other Sites Statewide a Threat to Drinking Water Safety (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – NEWS The Hoosier Environmental Council has released a report showing new data about coal ash pollution that is threatening public health and environmental safety in Indianapolis in and around the Indianapolis Power and […]

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Fracking: EPA Abandons Another Study

EPA’s Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat of Many by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it shocked environmentalists and energy industry supporters alike. In 2011, the agency had issued a blockbuster draft report saying […]

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Terrorists in the Executive Boardroom

The Real Terrorists are the Corporate Execs Who’ve Bought the Regulators Reprint of Dave Lindorff in Nation of Change The way I see it, we had two acts of terrorism in the US this week. The first took place at the end of the historic Boston Marathon, when two bombs went off near the finish […]