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Borrowing GOP Playbook, Dem States Sue Government and Rack Up Wins

"During the administration of President Barack Obama, attorneys general from Republican states developed a powerful tool: They teamed up dozens of times to sue the federal government to block environmental initiatives. Now, Democrats are using the same playbook to fight the Trump administration."

Source: NY Times, 03/22/2018
March 23, 2018

DEADLINE: "Covering Extreme Weather" Workshop

Journalists and environmental communicators are invited to this free workshop on April 7, 2018 in Detroit, co-sponsored by MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Wayne State University. Space is limited. Register by Mar 23.

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Tougher Climate Policies Could Save 150 Million Lives, Researchers Find

"There is an overlooked benefit to greatly lowering carbon emissions worldwide, a new study says. In addition to preserving Arctic sea ice, reducing sea-level rise and alleviating other effects of global warming, it would probably save more than 150 million human lives."

Source: Washington Post, 03/21/2018

"Kentucky’s Rural Water Disaster Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better"

"BarbiAnn Maynard tossed a thick stack of blue papers, years of her water bills, on the table. One side of each water bill showed what she owed. On the other side were notices of drinking water violations—high levels of carcinogenic chemicals—found in Martin County, Kentucky’s water supply. By the time she received them in the mail, the toxins had been in the water for months."

Source: Scalawag, 03/21/2018

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