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Heartbreaking: Trump’s EPA wants to put a toxic mine in pristine Alaska. What could go wrong?

“Mothers who raised their children in the mining districts of western Montana and northern Idaho, where I grew up, used to talk about “pennies from hell”, all that copper made into coins while the toxic dust from their husbands, who worked in the mines, ended up in carpets where their children played, and got sick, […]

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Facebook’s newest ‘fact checkers’ are Koch-funded climate deniers – ThinkProgress

“Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds. Facebook ‘bias’ study will be run by right-wing corporate lobbyist, exclude all liberals.” Facebook’s newest ‘fact checkers’ are Koch-funded climate deniers – ThinkProgress The fatal flaw in Zuckerberg’s effort to deal with fake news. Joe Romm Apr 27, 2019, 12:01

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Heartbreaking: Trump’s EPA wants to put a toxic mine in pristine Alaska. What could go wrong?

“Mothers who raised their children in the mining districts of western Montana and northern Idaho, where I grew up, used to talk about “pennies from hell”, all that copper made into coins while the toxic dust from their husbands, who worked in the mines, ended up in carpets where their children played, and got sick,

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Local Democracy Wins Again as Pesticide Preemption Bill is Voted Down in Maine

” The court however also ruled that, while the federal government could not impose pesticide preemption, states would maintain the ability to do so.  Thus, ALEC (Koch brothers funded legislation)and the pesticide industry went state-by-state, working to pass preemption legislation throughout the 1990s, fearing the type of legislation passed by Maine local governments like Portland, South

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Former Koch Staffer With Chemical Ties Appointed to Key EPA Position

SWAMP WATCH Former Koch Staffer With Chemical Ties Appointed to Key EPA Position By E.A. Crunden, ThinkProgress 02 October 18 The agency is stocked full of industry insiders.   he Environmental Protection Agency has hired a former Koch Industries staffer who worked on water and chemical policy to fill a key role within the agency, continuing

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Former Koch Industries Lawyer Turned Top Trump EPA Official Set to Deliver Major Win for Big Polluters

“Wehrum is credited with pushing for the anticipated coal-friendly policy, and numerous other rollbacks of Obama era regulations on big polluters. As Bruce Buckheit, who led the EPA’s air enforcement office under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, put it, “They basically found the most aggressive and knowledgeable fox and said, ‘Here are the

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