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‘I’ll Never Leave This Place, And I Hope This Place Will Never Leave Me’

"Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope"

"Like most high school seniors, Cameron Evans is at the edge of change. He’s anxious about whether to major in photography or politics, annoyed about having to go to the dentist, animated when talking about the Yankees, his favorite team.

Source: Bay Journal, 11/30/2017

"Agriculture: Push To Protect Prairies Hits Headwinds On Great Plains"

"ATWOOD, Kan. — Kevin Holle's farm field is crowded with dried cornstalks that crackle in the breeze and ground that's dusty despite recent rain. Three years ago, this tract was one of the Earth's most endangered ecosystems: native prairie."

Source: Greenwire, 11/30/2017

"CEQ, EPA Picks Squeak Through Committee On Party-Line Votes"

"[Wednesday] morning, the Environment and Public Works Committee moved through the nominations of Kathleen Hartnett White to be chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Andrew Wheeler to be deputy U.S. EPA administrator. Both passed on party-line votes of 11-10."

Source: Greenwire, 11/30/2017

House Takes Up Controversial Minnesota Mining Bills

"Two controversial measures from Minnesota congressmen, both of which would ease the way for mining expansion in northeastern Minnesota, have divided the state’s congressional delegation while spurring a broader environmental debate in the U.S. House."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/30/2017

Former CEO Who Went to Prison, Don Blankenship, Running for U.S. Senate

"Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is running for U.S. Senate as a Republican. Blankenship served one year in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards in the wake of an explosion that killed 29 miners in April 2010."

Source: WV Public Broadcasting, 11/30/2017

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