Today on HERE & THERE: Ever put down a dish for your littlest puppies and watch bigger dogs grab most of the food? That's how it can be for tax breaks meant for people or business start-ups of modest scale. Somehow the lion's share of the benefits wind up down the gullets of America's least neediest. Investigative reporter Jesse Drucker of The New York Times lays out one the latest examples. The story in depth on HERE & THERE, right after the 4 o’clock news.
Today on HERE & THERE: The Corporate Trail runs from Anaconda Copper through Atlantic Richfield to today's ARCO. Droppings along the path: tons of toxic wastes, and hundreds of sick people. The company says it's paid its bill for the Jackpile Mine, but Elizabeth Miller of New Mexico in Depth says ARCO got off cheap and taxpayers across America are paying the costly consequences. The story in depth on HERE & THERE, right after the 4 o’clock news.
Today on HERE & THERE: Doing the right thing isn't always easy. Take, for example, shifting the world away from fossil fuels for energy. Cutting coal, oil, and natural gas out of our energy equation means bringing in not just sun and wind power, but cobalt and lithium for batteries. Ivan Penn of The New York Times told us back in June that complicates everything. The story in depth on HERE & THERE, right after the 4 o’clock news.