by Brett IsraelFor New Pittsburgh Courier (The Daily Climate)–Coal plants place a disproportionate burden on poor and largely minority communities, exposing residents to high levels of pollutants that affect public health, according to a new report led by the NAACP. CHICAGO PROTEST–Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and fellow protestors march against polluting coal Chicago coal plants Crawford and Fisk. The Crawford plant closed in August, but a new report by the NAACP finds that coal plants throughout the country have a disproportionate impact on poor and largely minority communities. (Courtesy Photo/ 350.org)
Daily Archive: November 19, 2012
by Kevin BegosAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling. WELL SITE– In this July 27, 2011 file photo, Range Resources site manager Don Robinson stands near the well head by the drill that goes into the shale at a well site in Washington, Pa. Energy companies and environmental groups are both wondering how President Barack Obama’s reelection will impact the boom in shale natural gas drilling. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
by Donna CassataAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators’ angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday. LISTENING INTENTLY–U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice listening during a news conference at the UN. Republican senators’ angry criticism of Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)Photos.
by Pete YoustAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the top enforcers of the nation’s civil rights laws said Friday government should be responsible for automatically registering citizens to vote by using existing databases to compile lists of all eligible residents in each jurisdiction. Voters stand in line on the last day of early voting in Tennessee on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. The Tennessee Supreme Court said Thursday that it will hear an appeal to the state law requiring photo identification at the polls and ordered election officials to accept Memphis library cards from eligible voters. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
by Errika KinetzAssociated Press Writer YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — When Arker Kyaw heard President Barack Obama was coming to Myanmar, he gathered 15 cans of spray paint and headed for a blank brick wall under cover of darkness. Kyaw, whose passion is graffiti, labored from 3 a.m. until the sun came up. Passing taxi drivers and the occasional pedestrian gave him signs of encouragement as Obama’s grinning, uplifted face took shape against a background of the American and Myanmar flags. GRAFITTI WELCOME–A woman takes a photo of a wall painting created by Myanmar graffiti artist Arker Kyaw welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama in Yangon, on Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
by Katia Hetter (CNN) — Singer Solange Knowles, also known as younger sister to Beyonce, took to Twitter on Wednesday claiming that Transportation Security Administration officials in Miami had searched her hair. SOLANGE KNOWLES
by Roland Martin (CNN) — If you took a moment during the heat of the presidential race to drop by the Mitt Romney campaign office, you would have been shocked by the number of white people working to get him elected. About the only color you would have seen were the red and white in the Romney-Ryan posters. ROLAND MARTIN