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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exhaust from car News
Thursday, September 07, 2017
As Scotland Vows 100% Transition to Electric Cars, US Caves to Auto Industry's Dirty Demands
As Scotland becomes the most recent nation to pledge a phaseout of new petrol and diesel vehicles, the Trump administration was sued on Thursday for indefinitely suspending increased penalties for auto manufacturers that develop new cars and trucks that don't meet fuel-economy standards.
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Satellite image of Hurricane Irma News
Thursday, September 07, 2017
As Planet Rages With Fires and Storms, Ire Aimed at Murderous Climate Denialism
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
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running water News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers
"Microscopic plastic fibers are flowing out of taps from New York to New Delhi," according to a recent investigation by Orb Media , which found plastic contamination in 83 percent of drinking water samples gathered from more than a dozen countries on five continents.
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protests outside supreme court News
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
'Right to Access' Under Attack as Kentucky Moves to Close State's Last Abortion Clinic
A women's clinic in Louisville, joined by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, is in federal court on Wednesday morning to demand that a U.S. District judge strike down rules that the Kentucky government, led by its vocally anti-choice Republican governor, is trying to use to shutter the state's only remaining abortion provider.
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 New York City police arrested undocumented immigrants and DACA supporters News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
'This Is About Basic Decency': Obama Denounces Trump as DACA Decision Sparks Nationwide Protest
As former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump's decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, thousands of undocumented immigrants and allies took to the streets in protest.
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outside the white house tuesday News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
'This Is Evil': Immigrant Rights Advocates Blast Trump's Decision to End DACA
Immigrant rights advocates, legal experts, politicians, and others quickly denounced the Tuesday announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as youth to delay deportation and apply for work permits, is being rescinded.
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refugees in Bangladesh News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
More Than 120,000 of 'World's Most Persecuted People' Flee Violence in Myanmar
The United Nations estimated Tuesday that in the past month, more than 123,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, attempting to escape what has been called the "deadliest outbreak of violence in the area for decades."
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Several groups have demonstrated in front of the White House News
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Trump's Ending of DACA to Spark Protests, Lawsuits, and Congressional Battles
Members of the immigrant rights movement prepared for an 11am announcement regarding President Donald Trump's reported plan to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley News
Monday, September 04, 2017
'No More Road Left' for Diplomacy, US Ambassador Tells Security Council
Doubling-down on the previous threats made by President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis over the weekend, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday morning declared "enough is enough" when it comes to diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
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Texas refinery News
Friday, September 01, 2017
Analysis: Harvey Triggered Release of Nearly a Million Pounds of Toxic Air Pollutants
Texas refineries and petrochemical plants affected by Hurricane Harvey have released nearly a million pounds of seven especially dangerous air pollutants, according to a new analysis released Friday. "The petroleum industry seems utterly unwilling to take responsibility for operating safely, even...
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