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A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.

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Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Archive: August 20, 2015

Ideas for economic diversification flow in as coal production dips. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

HARLAN, Ky. - U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District) says "coal built this country" and now it's time to help those regions diversify their economies. The congressman from northeast Pennsylvania has filed the Coal Royalty Fairness and Communities Investment Act, which proposes pu ...Read More

A court case this week challenges a Berkeley ordinance requiring retailers to inform customers of cell phones’ recommended distance from the body. Credit: d3damon/iStock

BERKELEY, Calif. - The City of Berkeley is fighting the wireless industry's trade group in federal court on Thursday. The city is defending an ordinance that would require cell phone retailers to post a sign warning people who carry a phone close to the body may exceed federal guidelines on exposur ...Read More

A poll finds air pollution is just as important to Latinos as immigration reform. Credit: Kenn W. Kiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new poll finds Latinos in Illinois and around the nation are deeply concerned about the environment. According to the survey conducted for Earthjustice and GreenLatinos, almost two-thirds of Latinos polled see climate change as a consequence of human activity compared with ju ...Read More

Heavy equipment in a coal mine. Courtesy: U.S. Department of the Interior.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert Tohe, the Sierra Club’s organizing representative for its Dirty Fuels campai ...Read More

Hikers are dividing the proposed LNG pipeline route into five sections so people can join the hike as their schedules and hiking abilities allow from Aug. 22 to Sept. 26. Credit: Hike the Pipe.

MALIN, Ore. - A 230-mile gas pipeline means a 230-mile protest for those who oppose the Pacific Connector liquefied natural gas export line that could be built through southern Oregon. The protest starts Saturday. The route for the pipeline between Malin and Coos Bay hasn't quite been finalized, s ...Read More

Existing gas pipelines are major sources of methane emissions. Photo credit: NCPA Online/

NEW YORK - Advocates are praising new rules announced this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cut emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, but they say more needs to be done. The EPA rules are designed to cut emissions from new sources by as much as 45 percent over the next ...Read More

A new survey of Latino voters finds them focused on environmental issues, and willing to pay more for clean power to fight climate change. Chart by Latino Decisions.

RICHMOND, Va. - Latino voters are as focused on protecting the environment as they are on immigration reform, according to a new poll. The national survey done for Earthjustice and GreenLatinos found four out of five very concerned about clean air, clean water and climate change. Adrian Pantoja i ...Read More

Legislation proposed in North Carolina would offer driver's permits to undocumented residents. Supporters say it would reduce insurance premiums and make the state's roads safer. Credit: jade/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina could begin offering driver's permits to undocumented residents, if legislation (HB 328) introduced this spring is passed. While some oppose offering permits to people in the state without proper immigration documents, Dave Phillips, spokesperson with State Farm Insu ...Read More

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