Solving academic labor market mysteries

Environmental Economics

With one slip of the tongue, speaking to a lawmaker or even a parent at Wal-Mart, a president can be thrust into damage-control mode, said Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System. "As Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso] said. "Something's

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The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

The order also directs promotion of nondiscrimination in federal programs that affect human health and the environment, as well as provide minority and low-income communities access to public information and public participation.   The road to the environmental justice executive order has been a long and hard one for EJ communities and activists. This county which was mostly African American already had a number of such landfills and the community had had enough.

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Wall Street Worries About Kinder Morgan’s Safety Record

Sightline Daily

In 2012, Kinder Morgan acquired El Paso, then the largest natural gas pipeline company in the US, in a +$30B deal; Kinder Morgan has already cut maintenance expenses by 70-99% and maintenance [capital expenditures] by ~60% on most of those assets. The Hedgeye analysis made waves in the investment community. Photo credit Jesse Varner Kinder Morgan is a titan in the North American energy sector and a major player in Northwest fossil fuel shipments.

Am I An American Citizen and What Might It Mean?

Green (Living) Review

And that being the case, why should there be such a requirement when leaving El Paso, Texas for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico or from Niagara Falls, New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario? (By This is not to say, however, that I do not want to be a vibrant participant in the voluntary sector of the community within which I live. By Carl Watner This article was prompted by thoughts of a trip abroad and my perusal of the “Application For A U.S. Passport” (Department of State Form DS-11).

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Will Environmental Laws Prevent a Wall Through Santa Ana NWR?

10,000 Birds

” The law also requires the Secretary to consult with other federal agencies, states, Indian tribes, and others regarding impact on the environment, culture, commerce and quality of life for communities along the border. County of El Paso v. Birders have been apprehensively watching developments regarding the construction of a border wall through the renowned birding location of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

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Bring It On

Sightline Daily

Capitol Hill is the heart of Seattle’s queer community. The pharmacists there are a flexible, forward-thinking lot—a contrast to some of those in more conservative and rural communities, who have refused to even fill prescriptions for birth control. Researchers in El Paso, Texas, studied 500 women who got pills by prescription in the United States and 500 who got pills over the counter across the border. OTC Plan B by Cory Doctorow used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Design Cities for Happiness

The Green Changemakers

Peñalosa uses phrases like “quality of life” or “social justice” rather than “commons-based society” to describe his agenda of offering poor people first-rate government services and pleasant public places, yet it is hard to think of anyone who has done more to reinvigorate the commons in his or her own community. In the developing world, where only a select portion of people own motor vehicles, this is particularly unfair and detrimental to a sense of community.