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Why Latinos depend on the Environmental Protection Agency

The role of the EPA, especially when it comes to the health and wellbeing of the Latino community, is extremely critical, according to a new report.

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Feeling kinship with Japan’s tsunami victims

Posted prominently beside the road leading out of  town at the mouth of the Dungeness River is a sign, "Tsunami Evacuation Route." In the past we paid little attention to it. But we are now.

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Video: South Chicago fights polluting plant

Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

Michigan scientists urge support for EPA

More than 160 scientists from major universities across Michigan this week urged support for the Environmental Protection Agency, calling the federal agency's role essential to protecting the public health.

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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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