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Coal pollution killing poor, people of color, NAACP charges

More than 8 million people live within three miles of a coal power plant, and those people are disproportionately poor or people of color.


Warning: Beach closings on the rise

With a monster heat wave enveloping tthe Midwest, a lot of residents are heading to the Great Lakes beaches to cool off, but look out!


Obama scores high approval rating, but not in all areas

54 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while 45 percent disapprove.

Michigan students exposed to high levels of pollution

A new study reveals that most of Michigan's public school students are exposed to high levels of pollution and GOP lawmakers there are ignoring  steps to correct the problem.


Chicago activists call for environmental justice

After years of community campaigns, investigations and pressure, the EPA finally confirmed high levels of toxic lead in the air and around local schools.


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.


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.


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.


"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.


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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