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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 EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt News
Monday, July 02, 2018
EPA Ethics Chief Calls for Probes of Pruitt as Emails Show "Open-Door Policy" With Industry Lobbyists
As the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) polluter-friendly deregulatory agenda continues under the Trump administration, emails obtained by the Washington Post illustrate the cozy relationships between industry lobbyists and aides to scandal-ridden agency head Scott Pruitt, who is facing more than a dozen federal inquiries.
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deepwater horizon News
Friday, June 29, 2018
New Study Warns of Deepwater Horizon Disaster Long-Lasting Impact on Marine Life's "Building Blocks"
Following President Donald Trump's "reckless" decision last week to repeal an ocean protection policy enacted by his predecessor, a study published Friday in the journal Nature detailed the lasting impact of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, outlining how "lingering oil residues have altered the basic building blocks of life in the ocean."
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lock News
Friday, June 29, 2018
Promising 'Bellwether' or Utter Failure? California Passes Landmark Privacy Law for Online Data
While some critics worry the legislation doesn't nearly go far enough, other observers are saying "California could be the bellwether for the privacy movement" after the state legislature on Thursday unanimously passed and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the nation's toughest digital privacy rules.
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chuck News
Thursday, June 28, 2018
'Colossal Failure of Leadership,' Warn Progressives, If Schumer Can't Unify Democrats to Block Trump Supreme Court Nominee
Progressive lawmakers and activists are urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats to resist President Donald Trump's forthcoming nominee for the Supreme Court to replace Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, after siding with the rest of the high...
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A woman sits with her son News
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Trump's "Next Cruel Plot": DHS Asks Pentagon to Build Border Detention Camps for Families
Although a federal judge has required the government to reunite families separated under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy—since his executive order repealing it did not address reunification—immigrant rights advocates are now raising alarms about plans, mandated by the president's order, to detain several thousand families together.
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SCOTUS News
Thursday, June 28, 2018
With Kennedy Retiring, Right-Wing Koch Brothers Ready Millions to Buy Next Supreme Court Seat
After the U.S. Supreme Court this week crippled labor unions, sided with anti-choice health clinics, upheld President Donald Trump's Muslim ban, and preserved GOP gerrymandering, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, which will enable Trump to nominate a far-right replacement—and the billionaire Koch Brothers' political network plans to pour millions of dollars or more into promoting the president's choice.
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goofy, mickey, minnie News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Led by Sanders, Democratic Lawmakers Demand End to 'Starvation Wages' for Disney Workers
As the U.S. Supreme Court decimated the power of public sector unions on Wednesday, labor groups continued to negotiate with Disney—one of the world's wealthiest media companies—on behalf of thousands of theme park workers, and nearly two dozen Democrats in Congress, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), called on chief executive Bog Iger to stop paying employees "starvation wages."
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fire in Brazil News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Terrifying Trends Collide as Surging Deforestation 'Making World a Hotter, Drier Place'
Last year alone, tropical forests lost 39 million acres of trees—which could cover an area roughly the size of Bangladesh—according to new findings that have conservationists concerned about failing efforts to protect trees and the vital role forests play in battling anthropogenic global warming.
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little boy holds sign News
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ripping Into Trump for Treating Children Worse Than Seized Property, Judge Orders Reunification of Separated Families
A federal judge in San Diego, California ruled late Tuesday that the more than 2,000 migrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy must be reunited with their families within 30 days—and children under age 5 must be returned to parents within two weeks.
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Greenpeace boat News
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
'Trump-Caliber' Deal: Reports Detail Coastal Threat and Budget Nightmare of Trudeau's Trans Mountain Purchase
Just a few weeks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was widely condemned for announcing his government's plans to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion, two reports released Tuesday detail the massive environmental and economic costs of a contentious expansion project that would extend the pipeline to the Pacific Coast.
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