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National calls to stop pollution-generating “sweatshops on wheels”

From coast to coast, the fight to win labor rights for the nation’s port truck drivers and to clean up industry-induced pollution in communities surrounding the nation’s harbors picked up considerable steam last month.

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Sit-in aims to end coal’s grip on Kentucky

Poet Wendell Berry and retired miner Stanley Sturgill were among  the Frankfort 14 who occupied the office of Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 11-14.

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Montanans protest Republican assault on working families, environment

Montanans assembled at the State Capitol on President's Day to reject the ultra-right state legislature's assault on working families.

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Michigan residents oppose GOP anti-EPA agenda

Michigan attitudes appear to reflect the general opinion shared by most Americans.

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"Clean Ports Act" reintroduced in Congress

In a move praised by a broad coalition of environmental, labor, business and public health organizations, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and 50 other House members reintroduced legislation to protect clean truck programs and cut harmful air pollution now plaguing the nation's ports and surrounding communities.

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Coalition fights GOP attack on EPA

Republicans propose to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution.

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Americans support the EPA, oppose its dismantling

Two-thirds of all Americans support the Environmental Protection Agency, placing the Republican push for its dismantling at odds with the will of the people.

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This is a heat wave, at least in the long term

Unfortunately, the Republican Party, especially its Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin / tea party section, either doesn't believe or refuses to believe the truth about climate change.

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Blizzard blues? Relax: it’s hotter than ever

Guess what: this year is stacking up as one of the hottest since we humans started keeping thermometer-based temperature records 160 years ago.

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Labor, environment, rights groups launch campaign for Internet expansion

The Communications Workers of America, NAACP and the Sierra Club have come together to launch a campaign for what they say is a much needed faster and more available Internet in the United States.

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