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Alleged $9.6B Cost of Cleaning Up Coal Emissions Dwarfed by $14B in Direct Subsidies (and 11,000 Lives It Saves)

Alleged $9.6B Cost of Cleaning Up Coal Emissions Dwarfed by $14B in Direct Subsidies (and 11,000 Lives It Saves)
The EPA scored a huge court victory recently, with the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) is within the its realm of enforcement. Estimates show that almost 60 percent of the coal-fired power plants in the country are either using mercury capture and cleaning technology, or their emissions are so low that they do not qualify. And contrary to industry claims, the cost of the new equipment has almost no effect on consumer electricity prices and the companies’ bottom line.
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Golf Trail Gets More Protection Than Mobile's Drinking Water Supply For 250,000

Golf Trail Gets More Protection Than Mobile's Drinking Water Supply For 250,000
This is a story of how a company has obtained the right to place a toxic crude oil pipeline through the only approved source of drinking water for thousands of citizens in Alabama, rather than face the ire of temporarily tearing up a golf course. This is a story of America.
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Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'

Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'
A new collaborative report from several organization shows that nearly 50,000 of the country's 75,000 port truckers are incorrectly labeled as independent contractors, costing the average driver an astonishing $5,072 each month. It's a billion-dollar tax loophole that impacts everything from a family's reliance on safety nets to tax revenue and even the environment.
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