Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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Federal Communications Chairmain Ajit Pai News
Thursday, October 26, 2017
'Death Sentence for Local Media': Warnings as FCC Pushes Change to Benefit Right-Wing Media Giant
In a series of moves this week that have alarmed free speech advocates and critics of media consolidation, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) voted to abolish a rule requiring radio and television broadcasters to maintain studios near the communities they serve, and FCC chairman Ajit Pai...
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News
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sworn Enemies of EPA Now Just One Step from Heading Key Agency Offices
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday advanced the nominations of four potential assistant administrators for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), raising concerns among conservationists and Democratic lawmakers who worry the candidates' connections to various...
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fossil fuel pollution News
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Climate Threat Erased, Big Oil Bonanza Embraced in Leaked Draft of Interior Dept. 5-Year Plan
A leaked draft of the Interior Department's five-year strategic plan includes no mention of climate change while reaffirming the Trump administration's commitment to pursuing "American energy dominance" by exploiting "vast amounts" of energy reserves on public lands, according to an exclusive...
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pro-choice protest News
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
#JusticeforJane Step Closer as Full Appeals Court Affirms Teen's Body Is "Her Own"
Reproductive rights advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday when a full federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. overturned a decision by a three-judge panel and ruled that Trump administration officials may not prevent a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in federal custody from...
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glyphosate protest News
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ahead of EU Glyphosate Vote, Greenpeace Demands Nothing Less Than Total Ban
Hours after the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on Tuesday calling for a full ban of glyphosate-based herbicides within five years, Greenpeace heralded the vote while blasting a subsequent proposal by the European Commission that would extend the toxic weedkiller's license...
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Whittier Fire News
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Chiding Trump for Inaction, GAO Report Shows Climate to Cost US Taxpayers Trillions
Climate change impacts are already costing the federal government billions, and these costs are expected to increase, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). While this may not be news to scientists and environmentalists, the federal watchdog's...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels
As an increasing number of nations make plans for banning gas and diesel vehicles within the coming decades, and drivers gain an awareness of the benefits associated with electric vehicles, researchers are prediciting notable consequences for dirty energy sources as the public shifts toward...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
As Big Banks Meet, #DivestTheGlobe Demands Rejection of Fossil Fuel's Dead End
As more than 90 of the world's major banks meet in Brazil on Monday, indigenous people and climate activists have launched a three-day international #DivestTheGlobe movement to encourage people and institutions to stop using banks that invest in constructing dirty energy infrastructure like oil and...
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Myeshia Johnson News
Monday, October 23, 2017
Trump Attacks Soldier's Widow After She Confirms President's Hurtful Call
The widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger earlier this month, appeared on "Good Morning America" on Monday morning to confirm widely reported accounts of President Donald Trump's " cold-hearted " condolence call to her last week, triggering a swift reaction from the...
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#JusticeForJane rally News
Friday, October 20, 2017
#JusticeForJane: Abortion Rights Activists Rally as US Govt Holds Teen 'Hostage'
As reproductive rights advocates rallied outside the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday morning in support of an undocumented 17-year-old seeking an abortion, an ACLU attorney attended a federal court hearing on the teenager's behalf to challenge attempts by Trump administration...
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