Along With Flooding, Hurricane Florence Unleashes Toxic Coal Ash

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By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice As Hurricane Florence floods the Carolinas, a long-buried coal industry secret is rising to the surface. Across the country, giant pits filled with millions of tons of coal ash — a toxic byproduct of burning coal — are leaking. And in the storm-pummeled...
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Ten Years After the Wall Street Crash, It’s Time to Restore Glass-Steagall

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By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen Ten years ago the financial world experienced a meltdown that brought on a Great Recession so devastating many Americans have still not fully recovered from it. Starting with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008—the largest bankruptcy filing...
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From Surviving to Thriving — The National Environmental Policy Act and Disasters

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By Joel Mintz, Center for Progressive Reform In August, 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought widespread devastation to the southeastern United States, destroying buildings, flooding neighborhoods, and taking lives. Harvey shattered the national rainfall record for a single storm, dropping...
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