Environmental Justice
8:13 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Seeking Environmental Justice

Building that was once home to Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem
Credit Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard helped start West Harlem Environmental Action, or WE ACT, for Environmental Justice in 1988. 

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Environmental Justice
9:13 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Activist Seeks Environmental Justice for Minorities and Poor

Kalamazoo protesters calling for clean up of Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Peggy Shepard

The founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice based in New York will speak this week at Western Michigan University. 

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6:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

State Officials Say Liquid Manure Spill Threatening Rabbit River

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Assessing the problem has been hampered by ice cover
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI - Michigan environmental regulators say a plume of liquid manure is making its way though county waterways toward the Rabbit River after an equipment malfunction at a Hopkins area dairy farm.
Nuclear Power
2:28 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Official Nuclear Regulatory Commission Photo

Extended interview with Alfred Meyer - web version

A social activist says nuclear power is expensive for the public, and a safety risk. 

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6:21 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Protesters in Kalamazoo oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Lead in text: 
State Representative Aric Nesbitt says project should move forward after report from the State Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 40 protestors marched through downtown Kalamazoo on Monday night holding signs and candles hoping to raise awareness about the U.S. State Department's declaration that a proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't have any impact on climate change.