Good News Edition – September 2


 

September? Yes, it’s here. The summer is drawing to a close and Congress will soon be back in session. But, before we dive back full bore into all of that, let’s take a moment during this holiday weekend to savor a few of the bright spots in the last week. We did have some.

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To get started, we wanted to share a few of the heartwarming stories that came out of Houston. People can still amaze us with their goodness.

Creative Commons Image by J. Daniel Escareño via Flickr

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Planet Earth:

  • A bipartisan coalition of nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, agreed to a plan to cut power plant pollution by another 30 percent through 2030 by tightening the emissions cap in the nation’s first market to cut carbon pollution.*
  • The top three container ports in California released an environmental study for 2016, finding it surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the public health risk.*
  • A U.S. Appeals court rejected the government’s approval of a natural gas pipeline project in the southeastern U.S., citing concerns about its impact on climate change.*

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

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And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

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And in miscellaneous (seriously, we don’t know where to put some of this stuff) as well as plain fun and slightly snarky good news:

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* Hat tip to What Went Right (WWR)
Hat tip to Jen Hofmann

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Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography