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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Tom Steyer News
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
With Million+ Signatures, Democratic Mega-Donor's Petition to Impeach Trump Surges
A petition to impeach President Donald Trump, part of a multimillion-dollar campaign bankrolled by billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, has garnered more than a million signatures since it launched less than two weeks ago. Growing support for the petition comes as Trump's approval rating...
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George Papadopoulos News
Monday, October 30, 2017
Reading His Admission of Guilt Will Explain Why White House Is Distancing Itself From George Papadopoulos
On Monday, special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the ongoing probe into allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, unsealed documents revealing a campaign adviser admitted to lying to the FBI about...
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oil refinery News
Monday, October 30, 2017
'Alarm Bells Ringing': Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years
Ahead of the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany next week, an annual bulletin released on Monday revealed that last year, the average global concentration of carbon dioxide surged at a record-breaking pace to the highest level in approximately 3 million years, renewing scientists' concerns...
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Rosamaria Hernandez News
Thursday, October 26, 2017
'Cruel' 'Ruthless' 'Morally Bankrupt': Collective Outrage After Trump Admin Detains 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Directly From Surgery
"Morally bankrupt & unspeakably cruel." "Ruthless & relentless." "Disgusting." "Trump's deportation force in action." This was just a sampling of the outraged reactions after reports revealed a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy, who came to the United States when she was just three months old...
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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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