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ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf

April 30, 2012 - Embroiled in controversy for its role in passing "Stand Your Ground", the American Legislative Exchange Council also worked to block federal regulation of toxic power plant waste that's contaminating groundwater supplies across the country -- and it turns out that the group has close ties to major coal ash polluters.  

Tropical storm leaves behind oily mystery in Mississippi

September 21, 2011 - After Tropical Storm Lee's floodwaters receded, people living miles inland from Mississippi's beaches reported finding what looks like crude oil in their drainage ditches. After initially blaming the substance on cars and boats, state authorities are now pointing the finger at algae blooms, but local activists are skeptical.

A double blow for cleaner air

July 15, 2008 - Two decisions handed down last week, one by a federal court and the other by a federal agency, will have critical implications for our nation's environmental health -- and for the Bush administration's environmental legacy.