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November 8, 2011 | Blog Post

"How Wall Street Occupied America"

“Wall Street owns the country…. Money rules…. Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us.” So sayeth the pupulist firebrand Mary Elizabeth Lease in 1890. "She should see us now," comments Bill Moyers in a ringing speech reprinted inThe Nation.

November 7, 2011 | Video

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives: Wisconsin

Coal ash—the toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants—has contaminated drinking water supplies at hundreds of sites across the country. If you live near an unlined coal ash pond, there is a 1 in 50 chance of developing cancer from drinking contaminated water. This is 2,000 times higher than acceptable risk levels!

November 5, 2011 | Audio

Attorney Erika Rosenthal On The Impacts Of Climate Change

Earthjustice attorney Erika Rosenthal discusses her work to reduce the causes of climate change, tackle emissions on the international stage, participate in negotiations and reduce emissions of other global warming pollutants, like black carbon and ozone, which are accelerating warming and melting in the Arctic.

October 31, 2011 | Video

Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives: Michigan

Coal ash—the toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants—has contaminated drinking water supplies at hundreds of sites across the country. If you live near an unlined coal ash pond, there is a 1 in 50 chance of developing cancer from drinking contaminated water. This is 2,000 times higher than acceptable risk levels!

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