October 17, 2002 NPR's Allison Aubrey reports that the Sierra Club volunteers in Columbus, Ohio, are going door-to-door in an effort to get environmentally minded citizens to the polls on November 2nd (5:03).
October 15, 2002 NPR's Allison Aubrey reports one woman's tragic death has led her family to challenge boat manufacturers in the Supreme Court. Jeanne Sprietsma died from injuries sustained in a boating accident seven years ago. Her family says her death could have been avoided if the boating company installed guards to cover the boat's propeller. (4:03) Web site for Mercury Marine, defendant. Sprietsma's family is being represented by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
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October 14, 2002 To environmentalists, the National Environmental Policy Act is sacred. NEPA has given them the power to halt or amend hundreds of federal projects. Now, as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports, they're arguing that the Bush administration is undermining the statute to speed up oil and gas exploration in areas like Utah's red-rock country.
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August 12, 2001 In Virginia, horticulturalists are cloning trees on George Washington's estate in order to save them. Washington himself planted the trees. The restoration is an attempt to preserve the estate according to Washington's vision.
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