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"Health Officials Clashed Over Well-Water Letters, Testimony Shows"

"As [North Carolina] state regulators prepare to release risk assessments of Duke Energy coals ash waste impoundments this week, a state health official divulged that some health officials opposed the state’s reversal of warning that drinking wells near the waste posed health risks."

Source: North Carolina Health News, 05/17/2016

"Florida Dredging Would Cut Path Across Corals in ‘Crisis’"

"As America’s only barrier reefs bleach, dissolve and succumb to disease, experts worry that a $320 million plan to expand oil and cargo shipments through Florida’s corals could worsen flooding and threaten ecosystems crucial to fisheries and tourism businesses."

Source: Climate Central, 05/10/2016

"Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’"

"ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. — Each morning at 3:30, when Joann Bourg leaves the mildewed and rusted house that her parents built on her grandfather’s property, she worries that the bridge connecting this spit of waterlogged land to Louisiana’s terra firma will again be flooded and she will miss another day’s work."

Source: NY Times, 05/04/2016

"Dredging of Miami Port Badly Damaged Coral Reef, Study Finds"

"The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, caused widespread damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed coral reef, according to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Source: NY Times, 05/02/2016

Citizens Group Says Libel Suit from Landfill Company Meant To Silence

Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice says the landfill, which has accepted millions of pounds of coal ash from the 2008 Tennessee spill, violates their civil rights. The community surrounding the landfill is predominantly poor and African-American.

La. Tribe May Move Entire Community North In First-Of-Its-Kind Test Case

"ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. -- Looking out from the house he built in 1959 with lumber brought by boat to this island at the south end of Terrebonne Parish, Wenceslaus Billiot remembers when the view from his back porch was thick forest and solid marsh. Now there is just open water."

Source: New Orleans Advocate, 04/12/2016

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