Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Mexico Supreme Court Blocks Governor From Violating Constitution for Polluters

On January 26, New Mexico’s Republican Gov. Susana Martinez was dealt a serious blow by her state’s Supreme Court, when it ruled unanimously that Governor Martinez had violated the state Constitution when she prevented a rule that reduced carbon pollution from being published as codified state law. The lawsuit was filed by the nonprofit group […]

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Gulf Coast Fighting for Recompense

Residents and fishermen outraged as BP’s compensation fund administrator denies ‘loss of income’ claims. “I just got off the phone with Feinberg’s people and I’m really upset,” says seafood merchant Michelle Chauncey from Barataria, Louisiana. Her business, which sells wholesale and retail crabs, has not provided her with an income since the end of May, […]

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New Mexico Governor Violating Constitution for Polluters

A coal power plant in New Mexico. The state’s newly elected governor’s financial ties to oil and gas producers has attempted to subvert her own State Constitution to prevent a plan that reduces carbon emissions from taking effect. (Photo: glennIn an effort to tackle the climate change crisis, on December 6, 2010, the New Mexico […]

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Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – In an emotionally charged meeting this week sponsored by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, fishermen, Gulf residents and community leaders vented their increasingly grave concerns about the widespread health issues brought on by the three-month-long disaster. “Today I’m talking to you about my life,” Cherri Foytlin […]

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