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From Classroom to Bookshelf: Publishing a DIY Guide to Local Environmental Issues

In this excerpt from the latest issue of SEJournal (Fall), Webster University journalism professor Don Corrigan shares how he used his classroom as a focal point for generating material with student inquiry and invitations to local experts, resulting in publication of a guide to St. Louis' environmental issues — and how the book can serve as a template for other professors to write a book for other states or regions.

N Dakota Regulators Tell Producers to Filter Crude of Flammable Liquids

"North Dakota regulators on Tuesday ordered producers pumping oil from the Bakken shale field to begin removing flammable natural gas liquids from their product before shipment in an effort to prevent deadly explosions involving trains."

Source: NY Times, 12/11/2014

"Advocates Hope Federal Coal Ash Rules Spur Oversight in Missouri"

"Missouri environmental advocates who have fought for stricter oversight of coal ash waste are eagerly awaiting the mid-December release of new federal rules that will require, for the first time, detailed data."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/01/2014

"Willie Nelson, Neil Young Lend Their Talents to Keystone XL Fight"

"NELIGH, Neb. — Music legends Willie Nelson and Neil Young delivered Saturday on a promise to comfort opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline while also pleasing a few project supporters who ventured into a crowded Nebraska farm field."

Source: Omaha World Herald, 09/30/2014

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