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As increasing privatization "starves the beast" of government, infrastructure is failing, and companies like Nestle pay nearly nothing to take over our water supply and sell it back to us Views
How Privatization Cuts Us in Two, While Public Institutions Make Us a Better People
Most people looking to make big money are eager to disparage public systems as inefficient, wasteful, inferior. Many of those people are in a position to starve the public systems of funding, thereby making them less functional, and making the private options look more appealing. But privatization...
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Tens of Thousands Flee for Safety as Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
A dam failure in Puerto Rico has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing the rushing waters that are threatening downstream communities in the wake of torrential rains unleashed by Hurricane Maria. Fears had grown overnight and evacuations had begun, but footage showed the dam, located in...
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Failing Dam in Puerto Rico, Endangering 70,000, A Reminder that Climate Denialism Kills
President Trump, notoriously, tweeted that climate change is a Chinese hoax. Some 70,000 US citizens in Puerto Rico living along the Guajataca River are in danger as a dam in the vicinity is failing. Built in the 1920s, the earthen dam faces a drainage problem in the midst of the downpours visited...
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“In addition to reactors, which at least are within containment structures, high-level radioactive waste storage pools are not within containment, and are also mega-catastrophes waiting to happen, as in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane,” says Kevin Kamps of the activist group Beyond Nuclear. Views
Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen
Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes...
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Groups: Harvey Recovery Must Serve Vulnerable Victims, Not Corporate Polluters
Prompted in part by the appointment of former Shell CEO Marvin Odum to lead Texas recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a coalition of over 130 organizations released a joint statement directed at elected officials in Texas and Louisiana on Thursday demanding that hurricane relief...
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EPA Forces Staff to Attend Anti-Leak Classes as Attack on Environment Continues
As the Trump administration continues to gut regulations meant to protect public health and the environment, the Associated Press reports Thursday that Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) staffers are being forced to attend anti-leaking classes this week as part of a wider effort by the White...
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The Fight From Below Seen From Above: New Map Details Local Fossil Fuel Resistance
In an attempt to highlight and bolster the "groundswell of resistance" against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project , which details precisely where...
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Experts 'Running Out Of Adjectives' as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico
The Caribbean is so far seeing no relief from this year's historically turbulent and destructive Atlantic hurricane season, as Puerto Rico was being battered by Hurricane Maria on Wednesday—its second major storm in two weeks. The hurricane made landfall with heavy rain and 155 mile-per-hour winds...
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Instead of Protecting the Earth, EPA Agents Now Forced to Serve as Pruitt Bodyguards
Thanks to a hiring freeze, budget cuts, and the exorbitant travel needs of Trump's cabinet, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agents are being forced to ditch climate crime investigations in order to serve as personal bodyguards for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, resulting in what one critic...
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John Kelly Is All Of Us
Oh God what have I done? Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP That terrifying, bombastic, moronic, incoherent rant that was our Buffoon-In-Chief's speech to the U.N. elicited the horror and flood of Rocket Man jokes - Trump becomes Honky Cat! - it so painfully deserved. It also prompted some memorable visuals...
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