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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Jan 11, 2019—The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel people in power long ago abandoned them to live among the toxic residue of the country’s factories and mines. “We are … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown

RICHMOND, Va. | Hissing, shouts of ‘shame’ as pipeline station gets permit

RICHMOND, Va.—Jan 08, 2019—A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of “shame” from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Hissing, shouts of ‘shame’ as pipeline station gets permit

RICHMOND, Va. | Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va. — A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on whether Virginia’s most powerful corporation can build a natural gas compressor station in a historical African-American community. Dominion Energy needs the State Air Pollution Control Board to sign off on … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

NEW YORK | Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias

NEW YORK— Four contestants in this year’s Mrs. America pageant are calling for an apology from the pageant’s CEO over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation. The four women, three African American and one white, spoke at a news conference Monday in Manhattan with lawyer Gloria Allred. They accuse David Marmel … Continue reading NEW YORK | Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias