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The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Sidney's Picks: "Sacrifice Zones," and the New Migrant Climate Disaster Crews

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Porter Rockwell, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • The EPA tolerates sacrifice zones, usually in communities of color, where cancer-causing emissions are double or triple the national standard. (ProPublica)
     
  • Meet the new migrant climate disaster workers. (New Yorker)
     
  • “Rust” tragedy highlights safety woes as production surges in New Mexico. (LA Times)
     
  • Kelloggs’ strike continues after union rejects the company’s final offer over two-tiered pay. Company admits big challenges as white collar workers try to run the plants. (Norfolk Daily News, Baking Business) 
     
  • Despite huge push, Republicans fail to flip school boards. (Mother Jones)