Sue Sturgis

Sue Sturgis

Sue Sturgis is the Director and regular contributor to the Institute for Southern Study's online magazine, Facing South, with a focus on energy and environmental issues. Sue is the author or co-author of five Institute reports, including Faith in the Gulf (Aug/Sept 2008), Hurricane Katrina and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (January 2008) and Blueprint for Gulf Renewal (Aug/Sept 2007). Sue holds a Masters in Journalism from New York University.

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Thursday, September 01, 2011
Nurses Rally to Heal America with Wall Street Tax
Nurses will gather across the U.S. today (Thursday, Sept. 1), to urge Congress to tax financial transactions and use the revenue to fund social programs desperately needed amid the ongoing economic crisis.
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Monday, July 25, 2011
Does New Legislation to Restore the Gulf Go Far Enough?
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week directs Clean Water Act fines that BP and other companies will pay for last year's Gulf oil disaster to restoration efforts in the region.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Gang of Six Takes from Poor, Gives to Rich
Under the Senate's so-called "Gang of Six"* debt plan unveiled this week, percent of deficit reduction that comes through spe
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
EPA Plan to Raise Radiation Exposure Limits Sparks Internal Debate
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering dramatically increasing the allowable level of radioactive contamination in water, food and soil after radiological incidents such as spills or "dirty bomb" attacks. The move preceded the nuclear disaster now unfolding in Japan in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Documents released today by the whistleblower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility show the plan has sparked concerns within EPA.
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Another Gulf Oil Spill Shows Need for Better Oversight
There's growing frustration along the Louisiana coast over the lack of answers about the origin of a new oil spill in the Gulf.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
The New Political Money Game
Date on which a Supreme Court ruling for the first time allowed corporations, unions and other organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of political candidates: 1/2010
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Disaster Contractors Eye Haiti for New Deals
After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, a politically-connected Florida company called AshBritt landed a no-bid multimillion U.S. government contract to remove debris in Mississippi. But rather than performing the work itself, AshBritt hired subcontractors -- and then failed to pay some of them.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Obama's Nuclear Generation Gap?
During the energy portion of his first State of the Union address last week, President Obama called for "building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country."
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Radioactive Racism at Tennessee Nuclear Waste Processing Company
The legal action was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against RACE, which stands for Radiological Assistance, Consulting and Engineering. The company, which processes radioactive waste from hospitals, laboratories and nuclear power plants, was purchased [pdf] in 2006 by the Swedish waste processor Studsvik, which points out that alleged incidents occurred prior to the sale.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Broken Promises Follow Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster
It was one year ago today that a 60-foot-tall dam broke at holding pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston power plant in Roane County, Tenn., dumping more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash onto a nearby community and into the Clinch and Emory rivers.
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