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‘People Power Has Won the Day’: Manchin Dirty Deal Defeated

Jessica Corbett Common Dreams
The win was the result of "hundreds of national and grassroots organizations, along with concerned Americans from coast to coast, working together for the health and safety of frontline communities and a livable future for the planet," said one campaigner.

Why Resolving Democrats’ Internal War on Climate Policy Will Be Hard

Kate Aronoff The New Republic
Details on the permitting reform demanded by Senator Manchin remain scant. Many fear it could prove a giveaway to fossil fuel companies. The majority leader seems determined to see it through, despite ever more Democrats expressing their skepticism.

Tidbits – Sept. 15, 2022 – Reader Comments: Women’s Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Clean Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments: Women's Vote Key in November Elections; Aretha Franklin; Angela Davis; Getting a Clean and Safe Environment; Chile, Ukraine War; Legacy of Violence: History of the British Empire; Barbara Dane Book Launch; Cartoons; more....

Jackson Water Crisis: A Legacy of Environmental Racism?

Chi Chi Izundu, Mohamed Madi & Chelsea Bailey BBC
Experts and advocates say what is happening in Jackson - and in towns like Flint in Michigan, where the water supply was contaminated with lead - is a direct legacy of generations of discrimination and segregation.

As the World Floods and Burns, It’s Time To Hold Wall Street To Account

Alec Connon and Arielle Swernoff Common Dreams
Flooding in Pakistan is the latest in a long line of climate disasters. Now the 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi were ordered to evacuate as flooding hit the city. This weekend, temperatures in California are projected to hit 115°F.
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