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Between The Lines Presentation at the Left Forum 2016

"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.

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JEREMY SCAHILL: Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker "Dirty Wars"

Listen to the full interview (30:33) with Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning investigative journalist with the Nation Magazine, correspondent for Democracy Now! and author of the bestselling book, "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," about America's outsourcing of its military. In an exclusive interview with Counterpoint's Scott Harris on Sept. 16, 2013, Scahill talks about his latest book, "Dirty Wars, The World is a Battlefield," also made into a documentary film under the same title, and was nominated Dec. 5, 2013 for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category.

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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017

"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016

"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016

"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016

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Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA in Mercury Pollution Case Not a Victory for Coal Industry

Posted July 15, 2015

MP3 Interview with Dustin White, community organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


As it wrapped up its 2014-15 docket, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 ruled against one of the Obama administration’s key environmental initiatives that required coal-fired power plants to clean up mercury and other toxic emissions. It its 5 to 4 ruling, the court found that the Environmental Protection Agency had not considered the costs of its regulation at the beginning of its rule-making process, even though it did so later on. The decision in the case known as Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency did not overturn the rule, but sent it back to the EPA to rewrite it.

Many coal-fired power plants across the U.S. have already closed or are scheduled to shut down, due to a combination of pressure from environmental groups and economic factors. Others have installed scrubbers to clean up the air pollution the plants produce. Overall coal production in Appalachia is on the decline and the value of stock in some of the nation’s largest companies, like Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal, have tumbled to just pennies a share.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dustin White, a community organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition in West Virginia, which was one of 13 citizen groups and eight states that sued American Electric Power Company in 1999 over the issue of mercury pollution. The suit charged that the company violated the New Source Review requirements of the Clean Air Act and should be required to clean up 11 of its coal-burning power plants in five states, six of them in West Virginia, in order to comply with the Act. The case was settled in 2007 when the company agreed to cut 813,000 tons of air pollutants annually at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion, pay a $15 million penalty and spend $60 million on projects to mitigate the adverse effects of its past excess emissions. Here, White shares his view that the Supreme Court decision against the EPA is not as big a setback for coal communities as it first appeared.

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