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IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Saving the planet on less than 50 cents a day!; Energy companies sued for conspiracy; Do not ask for whom the Toll House cookie crumbles... PLUS: Flaming rivers of fire ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (links below): Navajo homes demolished due to uranium contamination; "Cash for Clunkers" program --- What you need to know; TN Coal ash spill cleanup slow, cause remains unknown ... PLUS: 'Green' cattle? Nature's diet reduces cows' emissions!
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- CBO stunner: Waxman-Markey cuts U.S. GHGs sharply but costs only a postage stamp a day — without counting the efficiency savings (ClimateProgress.org)
- House GOP circulating anti–climate bill document created by coal lobby
- Nestle Voluntarily Recalls Raw Cookie Dough: E. Coli in More Than Two Dozen States; Many Who Are Sick Ate Cookie Dough (ABC News)
- Likely fallout from cookie-dough illnesses: more than 200 layoffs
- Exxon told to pay interest on Alaska spill award (AP)
- Alaska's Soon-To-Be Climate Refugees Sue Energy Companies for Relocation (SolveClimate.org)
- From the Ashes of ’69, a River Reborn (NYTimes):
Problems remain, however. The E.P.A. sued the City of Akron in February for dumping excessive amounts of sewage into the Cuyahoga. Along the last 5 of its 100 miles, the river is enclosed by steel walls and dredged regularly for commercial ships, making it difficult for habitats to recover.
“The good news is that we know what the problems are, and we know what the solutions are,” Mr. Davis said. “Now it’s a matter of getting the funding, rolling up our sleeves and doing the work.”
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report... See below!
- Navajo homes razed due to uranium contamination (SF Gate)
- Cash for Clunkers: What You Need to Know
- Coal ash spill cleanup slow; cause still unknown
Tenn. utility has paid out $20 million so far to neighbors in cleanup zone:"I was going to be here the rest of my life," he said. "Now I don't know what I am going to do."
Daugherty said TVA won't pay enough to replace his home, and he refuses to take on debt at his age.
Still, Daugherty said his wife's doctor advised them: "Which is more important to you — your house or your health? I am going to tell you right now, you better get out of there."