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  ICP has published a (double) book about a variety of inner city-relevant topics, including racism, environmental and otherwise - click here for sample chapters, here for an interactive maphere for fast ordering and delivery, and here for other ordering information.   CBS MarketWatch of April 23, 2004, says the the novel has "some very funny moments," and that the non-fiction mixes "global statistics and first-person accounts."  The Washington Post of March 15, 2004, calls Predatory Bender: America in the Aughts "the first novel about predatory lending;" the London Times of April 15, 2004, "A Novel Approach," said it "has a cast of colorful characters."  See also, "City Lit: Roman a Klepto [Review of ‘Predatory Bender’]," by Matt Pacenza, City Limits, Sept.-Oct. 2004. The Pittsburgh City Paper says the 100-page afterword makes the "indispensable point that predatory lending is now being aggressively exported to the rest of the globe," and opines that that the "novel Predatory Bender: A Story of Subprime Finance may, in fact, be the first great American lending malfeasance novel" including "low-level loan sharks, class-action lawyers, corporate bigwigs, hired muscle, corrupt politicians, Iraq War veterans, Wall Street analysts, reporters and one watchdog with a Web site."  And environmental justice too!  Click here for that review; for or with more information, contact us.

December 5, 2022

From Pittsburgh: U.S. Steel must pay over $458,000 in penalty fines after the company violated air pollution control regulations, according to the Allegheny County Health Department.  The violations occurred at Clairton Coke Works early this year

November 28, 2022

Texas in PA: A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the long-running case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges over allegations it polluted the aquifer of a small Pennsylvania community 14 years ago.  Houston-based Coterra Energy Inc. will appear in Susquehanna County Court ...

November 21, 2022

UN Puppet Guterres Reads Wrong Speech They Gave Him at COP 27 But Media Laughed It Off

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - Honduras - CIA Trial book - NY Mag

UN GATE, Nov 11 – Two take-aways from COP 27: Antonio Guterres is a puppet who is handed speeches to read, sometimes the wrong speech, and the corporate media makes excuses for him, presenting his incompetence and corruption as funny, even charming. 

Welcome to Sharm el Sheik. 

  Guterres was giving "his" speech, flanked by Al Gore, when he belatedly realized it was the wrong speech. He flipped through it, then admitted "they" gave him the wrong speech. Video here

   The same "they" who, after convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy bid on the oil company of Gulbenkian, which paid Guterres money he omitted to including on his UN public financial disclosure, told him to go to the Genocide Games in Beijing, and cover up for genocide and UN rapes. "They."

But the media is complicit, with Al Jazeera and others making light of the mistake, very funny.

As funny as Qatar killing migrant workers to host a corrupt World Cup in the desert, air conditioning open air stadia while bloviating like Guterres about green energy.

  Guterres has Inner City Press roughed up and banned from the UN for asking about his omission of CEFC China Energy, and failures on Yemen and Cameroon.

The UN is dying, Guterres is responsible, and corporate and state media are complicit. Watch this site.

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November 14, 2022

Lobbying at the UN-affiliated and corrupt #COP27, which Antonio Guterres flew in and out of without impacting human rights in the least: "Vicki Hollub, the CEO of Oxy, a major US oil and gas producer, complained in October this year that oil and gas companies like hers were not allowed into negotiations at COP26, though she did get access to the talks last year.  Hollub claimed at an energy industry event that oil and gas companies were already working to influence this year’s COP27 and next year’s COP28, scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates. She predicted that they would be allowed into negotiations with the climate talks taking place in oil producing countries.  Hollub’s prediction seems to have come true with her and eleven of her colleagues from Oxy gaining access to this year’s talks as part of the official United Arab Emirates delegation, which included at least 70 fossil fuel lobbyists according to our analysis.  Oxy is one of the largest US oil and gas producers and a major producer in the prolific Permian oil basin. The company was also the second highest spending oil and gas lobbyist in the United States in 2021, behind only Koch Industries. Hollub has criticised others for pushing the energy transition “too quickly” saying instead that with carbon capture technology, largely used to pump yet more oil, she can see a way to continue producing oil and gas “for the foreseeable future, I’m talking 2060, 2070, 2080, I’m not talking about ending fossil fuel development in ten or twenty years”

November 7, 2022

While bloviating about climate change, not only is UNSG Antonio Guterres jetting off to Egypt after jetting back from Tunisia - after that, he's going to Bali. Hypocrite.

October 22, 2022

...In sub-Saharan Africa, the death rate from air pollution is 155 deaths per 100,000 people, nearly double the global average of 85.6 deaths per 100,000 people

October 24, 2022

...big US banks continue to finance companies that are developing new coal projects worldwide. Since 2019, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs have collectively provided US$40 billion to coal developers

October 17, 2022

A Breton water rights group is suing the French state for not doing enough to lower the amount of nitrate pollution in the Channel, which contributes to the growth of toxic – and sometimes deadly – green algae

October 10, 2022

NORTH SMITHFIELDers concerned about a proposal by a metals processor to build a 23,000-square-foot building on a property featuring acres of wetlands say they discovered more reasons to oppose the project this week, when the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management shared files documenting a history of environmental violations by the applicant.  Files provided by RIDEM following a public information request show that Material Samples Technology’s property at 800 Central St. has been subject to several violations, and in some cases fines for non-compliance.

October 3, 2022

"California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that oil refineries could start selling more polluting winter-blend gasoline ahead of schedule to ease soaring fuel prices, directly contradicting his own goals for reducing climate pollutants."

September 26, 2022

  "The Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights — comprised of more than 200 current staff members in 10 U.S. regions — will merge three existing EPA programs to oversee a portion of Democrats’ $60 billion investment in environmental justice initiatives created by the Inflation Reduction Act" - will it help stop disparately pollution projects? We'll test - and see.


September 19, 2022

After Jurors Hear Trevor Milton Doesn't Give a Sh*t About The Environment, Nikola Questions

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book
BBC - CIA Trial book - NY Mag
Pearl St Video

LITERARY COURTHOUSE, Sept 13 – When the Trevor Milton trial kicked off for real, AUSA Nick Roos called Milton a fraudster. His lawyer Marc Mukasey called the government's case grotesque.

  But the first witness settled the matter, at least for now. Paul Lackey who had worked on the Nikola 1 described Milton as involved in the science or the work, focused on leading other men in suits around and lying about the state of preparation of the vehicles.  

  Mukasey and then Ken Caruso objected, without impact. Overruled, Judge Ramos said.   As it grew near the end of trial day break, there had still been no cross examination.

  The jurors would go home with this image in their heads: Trevor Milton saying, according to Paul Lackey, "I don't give a sh*t about the environment, I just want to make money." 

   It was consistent with other, later developments. Milton lying about having solar panels on the Nikola building's roof, when there were none.

[Question posed to Milton on Pearl Street here]

  It was like the United Nations, though Kurt Wheelock, who before he was throw out of the UN had exposed their fake recycling program when in fact all the waste mixed together.

  The limousine idling for hours outside Secretary General Antonio Guterres' mansion on Sutton Place, and his undisclosed weekend jetting to Lisbon.

  Greenwashing, bluewashing, but all Team Trevor could allege was Milton- or Nikola-bashing. The next day they would get to cross examine Lackey. Kurt would try to come in early for that. More on Patreon here.

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September 12, 2022

Here are the most polluted (no. 50-40) and least polluted (no. 10-1) in U.S. News’ Pollution Rankings.  States with the worst pollution 50. Louisiana  49. Nevada  48. Indiana  47. Delaware  46. Utah  45. Ohio  44. Oregon  43. Tennessee  42. Illinois  41. Alabama  40. Texas  Louisiana ranks dead last, coming in as the most-polluted state in the U.S., according to EPA information.

September 5. 2022

New York State is home to the #1 most polluted lake in America. AZ Animals put out the list of the top 10 for 2022. The reason I believe we actually have three lakes on the list is that Lake Erie is listed for Michigan, but we also share the lake. I'm no scientist, but any pollution from Michigan most likely makes its way to other areas of the lake, including our side.  The most polluted lake in the U.S. according to AZ Animals is: 1. Onondaga Lake, New York  

August 29, 2022

The owners of a pipeline that spilt crude oil into beaches in California have agreed to admit guilt to charges of environmental contamination and pay $13 million, these businesses announced on Friday.   Two of its subsidiaries, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co., along with Texas-based Amplify Energy, which runs the pipeline off Huntington Beach, have stated they will formally acknowledge letting oil contaminate the waters off southern California in October of last year.

August 22, 2022

Trial is underway in a Sterigenics lawsuit over ethylene oxide leaks from an Illinois manufacturing plant, which is the first of several hundred complaints that allege the company knowingly released toxic chemicals into the atmosphere, endangering residents living near its facilities. The lawsuit was brought by Sue Kamuda, who claims that the releases of the gas used to sterilize medical equipment caused her to develop breast cancer. The plant in Willowbrook, Illinois, where the leaks occurred, was shut down permanently in 2019, following complaints from residents.  Jury selection began on Thursday in Cook Count Circuit Court

August 15, 2022

A federal judge in Maine has given conditional approval to a consent decree in the case brought by environmental groups against the former owners of a chemical plant in Orrington, bringing a decades-long legal battle over mercury pollution in the Penobscot River closer to an end.

August 8, 2022

 This past week before jetting to Japan UNSG Antonio Guterres intoned that his UN has broken from fossil "fools" companies. False. They are all over his "Global Compact." Guterres is a climate hypocrite.
August 1, 2022

An analysis has listed celebrities causing the maximum private jet pollution and American singer Taylor Swift has topped the list. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is second while rapper Jay-Z, former baseball player A-Rod and American singer Blake Shelton are among the top five. Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah Winfrey and Travis Scott are also on the list. Looks like the UN and some others are immune from coverage - watch this site.

July 25, 2022

 A stench that has fouled the air in the Carolinas near Charlotte NC sparked a lawsuit Friday that accuses a paper mill of not gettinga pollution permit and of shutting down a key piece of equipment that was vital to controlling odors. Seven South Carolina residents who say they’ve been affected by noxious odors from the New-Indy paper mill say the company never applied for a key air pollution permit as it turned off a device called a steam stripper. The federal suit asks a court to order New-Indy to eliminate the odors and cut pulp production until the company obtains the air pollution permit. Known as a prevention of significant deterioration permit, the air pollution license is needed by major new industries or big industries making major changes to a plant.