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|What's next for coal ash?
Disaster has pushed Washington to call for new standards for handling waste from coal-fired power plants. It's invited citizens to weigh in, but will their voices carry above lobbyists ...
|'Dumpsites in Disguise': How some coal ash recycling threatens public health
Coal ash isn't just dumped; it's increasingly being recycled into building materials and other uses. But in states like North Carolina, the failure to adequately regulate one so-called "...
|Power politics: Utilities vs. coal ash regulation
After years of inaction, federal officials are mulling new regulations to confront the growing problem of coal ash. But energy companies have fought off regulation before, and they're ...
|Special investigation: Disaster in East Tennessee
In December 2008, one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history unfolded at the TVA's Kingston coal plant when a massive coal ash holding pond burst. A year and a half later, ...
|Special investigation: Coal's dirty secret
Coal ash is one of the country's biggest waste streams and is full of toxic substances, yet it remains virtually unregulated. Can Washington overcome the fierce opposition of energy ...
|Southern Senators' disconnect from jobless constituents
The U.S. Senate passed a jobs bill yesterday that aims to tackle unemployment by providing tax incentives to businesses ...
|The campaign cash behind the Afghanistan escalation
Cross-posted at Facing South. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a ...
|Pruden: The Washington Times' Confederate (fifth) columnist?
A column by Wesley Pruden that appeared in yesterday's Washington Times is ...
|The Congressmen who punished ACORN but not Blackwater
(Cross-posted at Facing South ) The U.S. House of ...
|Obama speech disrupter a health industry darling
(Originally cross-posted at Facing South )
|Labor Day Index: A holiday in numbers
(Cross-posted at Facing South with photos.) Year in which union workers in New York City took unpaid leave to ...
|Verizon faces boycott over rally against climate action
(Cross-posted at Facing South .) To mark Labor ...
|Power companies withhold critical coal ash dump data
(A version of this story was originally posted at Facing ...
|Big Oil holding 'town halls' on climate bill
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) Following in the ...
|Far-right religious group behind outrageous health care lies
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) When ...
|Obama's gift to the mining industry
( Cross-posted at Facing South .) President Obama's pick to head the federal agency ...
|The South secedes from the GOP
(Originally posted at Facing South .) Challenging commonly-held stereotypes about regional politics, a ...
|South proves harsh environment for climate bill
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) The U.S. House ...
|Do dirty coal plants make us vulnerable to swine flu?
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) ...
|Abortion doctor killer a soldier in terrorist 'Army of God'?
(This story originally appeared at Facing South ) The details emerging ...
|Haley Barbour for president?
(This story originally appeared at Facing South ) Speaking yesterday to an American Legion youth program in Jackson, Mississippi Gov. Haley ...
|Arrests in protest of dangerous W.V. coal sludge dam
(This story originally appeared at Facing ...
|Coal-powered corruption in Georgia?
(Originally posted at Facing South ) State and local law enforcement officers raided the homes of top officials at a metro Atlanta electric ...
|TVA sends spilled coal ash to poor black communities in GA, AL
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) The Tennessee Valley Authority has begun shipping toxic coal ash ...
|Bush administration hid coal ash dumps' true cancer threat
( A version of this story originally appeared at Facing South ) The Bush administration was reluctant to release information that suggested an ...
|Swine flu genes traced to North Carolina factory farm
(Originally posted at Facing South )
|Big Oil front group unleashes shady attack on climate bill
(Originally posted at Facing South) In an effort to scuttle key climate legislation being considered by Congress, a mysterious group calling ...
|Sen. Alexander: "Vive la nukes!"
Originally posted at Facing South U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee delivered ...
|Startling revelations on Three Mile Island & nuclear power
A special Facing South investigation by Sue Sturgis It was April Fool's Day, 1979 -- 30 years ago this week -- when Randall ...
|Feds tried to squelch science on waste-coal hazards
(A version of this story was originally posted to Facing South ) U.S. Rep.
|Former RNC chair taking over troubled TVA
(Cross-posted at Facing South ) The Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors ...
|Is the Army covering up KBR's poisoning of U.S. soldiers?
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) Two Senators are ...
|DOJ asked to probe "bizarre" N.C. dealings with Duke Energy
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) Did Duke Energy get ...
|The Oil Money Behind the Anti-Stimulus Fight
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) The compromise version of the $787 ...
|More shocking revelations on KBR
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) The same week two Senators called for KBR be ...
|Gaza mystery weapons linked to cancer?
(A version of this story originally appeared at Facing South .) There's growing controversy over possible human rights violations by Israel in ...
|Tenn. coal ash victims need funds for health tests
United Mountain Defense , an environmental group working with the residents of Harriman, Tenn. impacted by the recent coal ash disaster, has ...
|Coal ash money funds senators holding TVA disaster hearing
(This story originally appeared on Facing South .)
|Could a coal ash tragedy like Tenn.'s happen where you live?
(This story originally appeared at Facing South .) When an ...
|TOXIC BREW IN TENNESSEE: A look at what's in TVA's coal ash
(This story was originally posted at Facing South , the online magazine of the ...
|"IT'S LIKE 9/11": Official inaction endangers residents, workers following Tenn. coal ash disaster
(This story originally appeared on ...
|NAACP calls for probe after casket with Obama picture is displayed near N.C. polling station
(This story has been cross-posted at Facing South .) Citizens who showed up at one early ...
|Is N.C. gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory too close to Duke Energy?
This story originally appeared at Facing South . Earlier this month, 11 grassroots ...
|Post-Ike displacement could cause voting problems for Galveston
Cross-posted at Facing South -- your source for news, politics and trends in the changing South. ...
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