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This Shark Week, Let’s Look Closely at Who’s Preying on Whom

By Sarah Belton, Cartwright-Baron Attorney, and Leslie Bailey, Staff Attorney photo credit: Grey Nurse Sharks by Richard Ling, CC-BY-2.0. One noted impact of the Recession is the widening wealth gap between white families and families of color. This gap didn’t just emerge naturally—at least part of the gap is the…

Slate Story on Obama’s Federal Worker Rules

photo credit: Talk Radio News Service via photopin cc In what Executive Director Paul Bland considers “one of the most important positive steps for civil rights in the last 20 years,” President Obama has ordered that corporations who receive federal contracts worth more than $1 million…

Safer Coal Ash Disposal Drives Closure of Power Plant in West Virginia

photo credit: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy via photopin cc The true cost of coal-fired power plants is more than businesses can bear By Richard Webster Staff Attorney An alliance of West Virginia environmental groups represented by Public Justice and allies recently settled with…