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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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NY governor bans fracking - for now

Residents concerned about the safety of their towns and drinking water won a first victory over "fracking" as outgoing Gov. David Paterson signed an  order banning the practice until July.

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California's new top cop is "on the people's side"

Kamala Harris vows to insure "the law of this state is on the side of the people."

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Environmentalists hail Obama curb on offshore drilling

In a move called "wise and sensible, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it is withdrawing plans for expanding oil drilling in the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

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California ballot measures: ecology wins, marijuana loses

Voters returned decidely mixed results from the nine propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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