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Facing South: Big Energy and Wal-Mart

July 29, 2005 - Our latest Facing South email newsletter is out, spreading like kudzu to thousands of email inboxes across the world. If you're not already on the list, sign up now using the form to the right. It's free! To give you a taste, here's the always-popular Institute Index from this issue:

Gas Prices Are Hell -- Unless You're Exxon

July 29, 2005 - Oil companies will tell you that they're jacking up prices because of tightening supplies. But when it comes time to announce quarterly earnings, they can't stop themselves from revealing the truth and boasting about the billions in profits they're raking in:

Property Rites

June 30, 2005 - Many pundits -- especially on the political right -- are incensed about the Supreme Court's recent verdict in Kelo v. City of New London, which backed the Connecticut town's use of eminent domain to take (with compensation) a woman's house for economic development.

Mercury Rising

June 20, 2005 - The Mobile Register has produced an excellent package of reports on mercury contamination in Alabama's "Chemical Alley," much of it originating at the Olin Corp.'s plant in McIntosh, Ala.

Bush Does Earth Day

April 21, 2005 - The White House has announced that President Bush will be celebrating Earth Day tomorrow with a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a location no doubt chosen for its perceived seclusion from environmental activists who may call into question the administration's

Tom DeLay (Hearts) "Frivolous Lawsuits"

April 20, 2005 - Another one for the Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) files: according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, Tom DeLay and his family filed a $15 million defective product lawsuit in 1990 -- the very type of lawsuit he is now seeking to restrict on Capitol Hill. As EWG reports,