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Loyalty and corruption in environmental law

 
It's worth noting that, as occurred in the Nixon administration, subordinates partake of the chief's corruption and compete with more and more outrageous acts of government destruction to show their loyalty so that they can stay in office a little longer regardless of the bad publicity and collect a little more of corruption's benefits.

Arsenic in old clays

“We’ve known for a long time that after a lot of pumping, you start running out of groundwater,” said Ryan Smith, a doctoral candidate in geophysics at Stanford and lead author of the study. “We hadn’t really thought that pumping too much water would cause water quality issues.

While Don Culo deals, the world rolls on

 As the US media contemplates the minutiae of past and present crimes of our ruling family, Don Culo e la sua famiglia, its consigliere,  Don Michael Cohen, and various capos -- Kushner, Pruit, Manafort, etc., and even some Russian oligarchs, miscellaneous Israelis and others involved in Don Culo's public-private/win-win deals for himself and his family,  the world rolls on. -- blj
 

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Protect our Water

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Protect Our Water is an unincorporated association formed in 1998 for the purpose of increasing the awareness, appreciation, and preservation of the environmental resources within the Central Valley region of central California, as well as within other areas of the State of California.  POW aims to protect natural resources and the environment and to uphold the integrity of environmental and land use planning and review processes.  POW’s membership includes residents and property owners within the San Joaquin Valley. 
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The shallow criminal state

 
...I realize we’re supposed to become inured to the incoherent ramblings of a president who drifts through life unburdened by things like reality or consequences or object permanence, but for some of us, the mental callouses haven’t quite built up, making garbled presidential tweet farts like the ones Trump ripped Tuesday night still seem shocking in their pungent perversity.

Dick Tuck passes

 
Several political reporters, political press agent, and an organizer were sitting around the Hacienda Motel swimming pool in 1968 killing time before a campaign even for Alan Cranston, who was running for US Senate against Max Rafferty. Their thoughts turned to Dick Tuck, as often happened in groups such as these in those years. This was the story reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury and the LA Times, and Cranston's press agent told me, the young organizer.

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