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News about the EJ movement, environmental issues and relevant political devlopments

New Orleans Rebuilding Plan Stirs Anger

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:00pm

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor C. Ray Nagin faced another hurricane Monday, this one of rage as residents stood to criticize his plan to rebuild New Orleans.

Speakers have just three minutes during the public-comment session, but it doesn't take long to say not enough is being done.

New energy tax? California might vote on it

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 02/05/2006 - 10:00pm

LOS ANGELES - A California constitutional amendment taxing oil production to fund a range of alternative energy efforts may go to voters this November, setting up a nine-month battle between environmentalists and oil companies.

Some big names in California business including movie producer Steven Bing and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla will help fund the “Californians For Clean Alternative Energy” effort to get the measure on the ballot and convince voters to approve it.


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