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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Walmart is still bad for the planet

By Dave Anderson
In May, Walmart was hit with $110 million in environmental fines after pleading guilty to improperly dumping pesticides, fertilizer and other hazardous materials into public sewers and landfills.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Fix our bridges already

By Dave Anderson
Thousands of “fracture critical” bridges are currently in use, according to a recent Associated Press analysis. Amazingly, 68,842 bridges in America — 11.5 percent — are classified as “structurally deficient,” requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Renewable energy threatens big utilities

By Dave Anderson
Solar power and other renewable energy technologies may destroy U.S. investor-owned utilities.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Is your boss ripping you off?

By Dave Anderson
A virtually unnoticed crime wave is under way. The perps are our most respected citizens. The crime is wage theft. This happens when you aren’t paid the minimum wage or overtime, are forced to work off the clock, denied meal breaks, have your tips pocketed by the boss or just plain not paid at all.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Demand more from Walmart

By Dave Anderson
The situation for the workers is even less satisfying. Hundreds went on strike on Black Friday last fall. With the backing of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), thousands of Walmart employees have formed an association called OUR Walmart that works with community activists to pressure the company to make changes.
Thursday, April 25,2013

We need justice on foreclosure fraud

By Dave Anderson
Investigative reporter David Dayen calls foreclosure fraud “the largest consumer fraud in the history of the United States.
Thursday, April 18,2013

A half-century later, the environmental movement returns to its roots

By Joel Dyer
It’s been more than four decades since the first Earth Day event held on April 22, 1970. And since that time it is fair to say that the environmental movement has had its ups and downs.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Continue saying no to nukes

By Dave Anderson
Climate change is the biggest challenge human beings have ever faced. We don’t have much time to deal with it. Unfortunately, political transformation is usually a slow process.
Thursday, March 28,2013

The consequences of a wildlife comeback

By Dave Anderson
Over the past 150 years, there has been a vast re-greening of the landscape from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Plains. Wild species that almost became extinct are now flourishing.
Thursday, March 14,2013

The Democratic Party's two faces

By Dave Anderson
I know quite a few progressive Democrats who say they won’t vote for Gov. John Hickenlooper when he runs for re-election.