Ward Valley, Calif., was decided upon in 1988 as the preferred location for a nuclear waste dump to be operated by U.S. Ecology.
Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.
"We find that a solid majority of Catholics think global warming is happening (70 percent)."
Labor, climate, and community activists met to turn the passion of the People's Climate March into a movement.
For one community, the Windy City has been blowing something other than a healthy breeze.
Over 100 corporations and groups have left ALEC since 2011, when Common Cause and other groups launched a campaign to call public attention to the group's activities.
"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."
Residents, environmentalists and USW members work together to protect the safety and health of refinery workers and citizens living near the Richmond refinery.
"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."
These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.