People & Population

"Clash in Alabama Over Tennessee Coal Ash"

Perry County, Alabama, which is very poor and almost 70 percent black, is landfilling the coal ash from a spill in Tennessee in December 2008. County leaders are glad of the revenue and jobs it will bring, but some think the community "has been too easily persuaded to take on a wealthier, whiter community’s problem."
Source: NYTimes, 08/31/2009

Beach Nourishment: Supreme Court To Decide Who Owns the New Sand

When governments or communities pay to replenish beaches along privately owned beachfront property — or create new beaches by trucking in sand — what does that mean for the landowners' waterfront rights and property value?
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