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YOU SHOULD KNOW…
A top economist looks at how the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could be used to undermine climate change protections. (Grist)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“On Oct. 14, I took part in a national day of action organized by the People’s Climate Movement. A diverse group of people banded together to talk about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan can help Minnesota. The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity to become more energy independent, reduce the pollution driving climate change and impacting all of us—especially communities of color and low-income communities—and drive the growth of quality jobs in our state.” – Jamie Gulley is the president of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and the SEIU Minnesota State Council. (MinnPost)
Paris – Read this opinion piece from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres about how the world is gearing up to tackle climate change. (The Guardian)
Business show support for Clean Power Plan – Here’s a look at why some big businesses are showing their support for the first-ever limits to carbon pollution from existing sources. (Michigan Radio)
On trial – Don Blankenship, the former CEO of the mining company that owned the Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 workers when it exploded, is on trial for his part in the safety violations that lead to the explosion. (New York Times)
Climate justice – Our very own Michael Williams took part in a roundtable discussion on how the climate talks in Paris could be used as a path to achieve climate justice. (The Morning News)
A good question – Three years after Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, this piece asks if coastal cities are any safer from events like it. (New York Times)
Stop stalling on Lake Erie (Toledo Blade)
Greenland Is Melting Away ( New York Times)
McConnell sets up Senate fight on Obama water oversight rule ( The Hill)
Climate Change is Real, and Important (Medium)
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