Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"Mixed Feelings for Landfill Run Deep in Tennessee"

"Back in 2008, an estimated 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal ash was released into the Emory River in Tennessee when a dam breached at the Kingston Fossil Plant. It was the biggest coal ash spill in the nation. Much of that coal ash was hauled to a landfill in Perry County, Alabama. Residents of the poor, mostly African-American county have filed a lawsuit saying they're suffering as a result of the coal ash. But the landfill is also a vital part of the local economy.

05/29/2015

"Saving the Sport of Brook Trout Fishing, One Stream at a Time"

"Dustin Wichterman's well-tanned arm rests on the rolled-down window of his beat-up silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Suddenly, he points into the woods. "Do you see how it's wide?" he asks, indicating the stream rushing along near the road. It is one of hundreds of streams that feed into the southern branch of the Potomac River headwaters in West Virginia. "It shouldn't be like that.""

05/27/2015

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