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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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Ferguson shooting called America’s ‘tipping point’ amid demands for officer’s arrest

But, the mass unrest in Ferguson — a predominately Black suburb under largely white political rule — has become what some believe is a “tipping point” that will ultimate lead to change in police-community relationships around the country. ...

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Ferguson Police Chief contradicts earlier statements, prompts more questions

Staff Report The St. Louis American ST. LOUIS — In the second press conference today, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson managed to once again incite negative emotions when he addressed the media regarding new developments released regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police ch ...

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