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Archive: January 18, 2008

Brockton, MA – Every water main break in Massachusetts is a cry for help from the state's aging water infrastructure. A new report says Massachusetts cities and towns will need about $8 billion in additional funding over the next 20 years to fix pipes, water mains and treatment plants. As it n ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – It's not just cars and trucks that add to air pollution problems. The Natural Resources Defense Council says it also is time to ask airlines to help clean up their "highways," the skies, by burning cleaner fuels in commercial jets. The group is urging 15 major airlines servi ...Read More

Oakland, CA – A six-year-old black boy in California has a one-in-three chance of eventually winding up in jail, while the odds are one in six for a Latino boy, according to research from the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). The group refers to this situation as the "Cradle to Prison Pipeline," ...Read More

Albany, NY - New York's charter school classrooms are headed for the courtroom, and the issue is whether the state should have the right to audit them. On Thursday, the state's largest teachers' union filed an amicus brief with the New York Supreme Court, supporting the State Comptroller's authorit ...Read More

Seattle, WA – The State of Washington should be a better parent. That's the view of attorneys who are back in court on behalf of 10,000 foster kids in the state system. The state had agreed to give foster children more stability and support, and set a timeline for improvements, in a settlement ...Read More

Charleston, WV – West Virginia environmental groups are calling it a major victory for clean water in the state. Massey Energy has agreed to a settlement that includes $20 million dollars in fines, in a water pollution lawsuit with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal governme ...Read More

Clarksburg, WV – A looming shortage of skilled construction workers has prompted a unique training program in West Virginia. It kicks off this week, bringing together labor and industry to address the problem. Boilermakers' Union Local 667 has unveiled the training program near Clarksburg, u ...Read More

Franklin, NH – It's a clean water success story that began in the 1970s and continues today in Lake Country. A $6 million improvement marks the completion of the Winnipesaukee Basin's upgraded wastewater treatment plant in Franklin. It's a state-run facility that handles the waste from ten com ...Read More

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