Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19 News Update

Leaking Methane Plume Spreading Across L.A.'s San Fernando Valley
Efforts to Plug California Gas Leak Actually Made It Worse, Officials Say
California's 'Staggering' Leak Could Spew Methane for Months
Company Behind Methane Leak Is Ordered to Offset the Climate Damage
State of Emergency as Leak Becomes Methane Equivalent of Deepwater Horizon

Jesse Jackson calls Flint a 'disaster zone'
Anger and Scrutiny Grow Over Poisoned Water in Michigan City *
Michigan pollution shows black lives don't matter

Earthquakes at Wastewater Injection Site Give Oklahomans Jolt into 2016
Obama Administration Halts New Coal Leases, Gives Climate Policy a Boost
U.S. Pledges to Ease Pain of Closing Coal Mines in Shift to Cleaner Energy *
Southern Africa drought causing starvation
Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015

Richest 1% Now Wealthier Than the Rest of the World

6 arrested during $15 protest at Logan

Biggest strikes in Quebec since 1972

      cobalt mine between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the Democratic
      Republic of the Congo
Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in smartphones, says Amnesty

Remembering UE's Relationship with Martin Luther King

King Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism
UM System continues to meet with labor union
Possible impasse on Illinois state and union worker negotiations
Nurses and five hospital systems reach tentative agreement
Labor experts call for major reform to union election law
Walmart to shutter hundreds of US stores
Court considers Obama immigration action
New Orleans Puts Poor on ‘Waiting List’ for Lawyers, Suit Alleges *
Workers Sickened at House Office Building *
Suburban Phila news groups pressed for labor deals
In Memoriam Ellen Meiksins Wood 1942-2016
Labor issues call for racial unity
Tata job cuts: unions attack lack of government action
Transport Canada heavily redacting rail safety documents

Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

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