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19 Dec Lifeline Program off of Life-Support

  During the Reagan years, Congress created the Lifeline program because they knew that if we were going to begin to defeat poverty in this country, the poor must be brought into the mainstream; and in 2005 the program expanded to cover cell phones. So when the...

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18 Dec Tis the Season to Raise Rates

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Georgia’s Public Service Commission unanimously approved an $873 million rate hike, with residential consumers paying an estimated $2.19 more in 2014 as a result. That amount will increase another $3.61 in 2015 and another $2.96 in 2016. The impact on Georgia’s...

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01 Mar NAACP documents the “Environmental Justice Performance” of all coal fired power plants around the country in new report

The NAACP recently released a report, Coal Blooded, which documents the “Environmental Justice Performance” of all coal fired power plants around the country.  Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People analyzes sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in conjunction with demographic factors –race, income, and...

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