Today is the first day of early voting in municipal elections throughout North Texas. Along with some high stakes city council races there are also lots of local propositions. Of course, of greatest interest to our Dallas supporters is the post-election make-up of of the city council that looks like it will decide the fate…

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Every movement for social change has a birthplace that history assigns it. It's Rosa Parks refusing to give up her set on the bus, or the Stonewall patrons refusing to be bullied by the police. For the grassroots environmental movement, it was Lois Gibbs and her neighbors refusing to let two EPA employees leave a…

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California Public Radio reports… The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has shut down a battery recycling plant in Vernon whose own investigation revealed that it’s contaminating the soil around it. Exide Technologies recycles 22 million car batteries a year at its Vernon plant. The DTSC said Wednesday that it has suspended Exide’s operating permit.…

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It's unfortunate the Dallas Morning News chose to drink the Kool-Aid and say, that despite DFW once again getting an "F" from the American Lung Association for its smog levels, it "isn't as bad as it looks" because the air is "getting cleaner" than it was in…1999. And 20 years ago too probably, but what…

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The higher the smog levels in Sublette County Wyoming, the more people go to see doctors. Sounds about right. Unless you know we're talking about a very rural area in the middle of the wintertime. Thanks to waves of new gas drilling, lots of ozone is now created by the winter sunlight reflecting off snow…

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