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The Hightower Lowdown
Dubya lets polluters make messes, but we pay for the clean-up; the computer industry isn't as clean as it would like us to think; and the National Academy of Scientists calls for closer scrutiny of biotech.
"...There's nothing clean about exporting toxics. For a copy of this report, call: Silicon Valley..."

March 8, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Wasn't It FABulous?
Economic and environmental consequences of high tech plant closings are potentially grim.
"...if the same grim analogy could apply to Austin's Silicon Hills, where the list of across-the-board casualties continues to..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Dell Flunks TakeBack Test
"...The report card -- largely driven by the activist Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition -- grades computer manufacturers on environmental..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...or Jere Locke of the Austin-based Texas Fair Trade Coalition, 416-7170 ("

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Toxic Sweatshops Exposed by Whistle-Blower
Report released recently by coalition of public interest and environmental groups delivers incisive look at how Federal Prison Industries profits from electronic recycling and puts employees and prisoners at risk
"...gathered in Austin for the annual e-scrap conference, a coalition of public interest and environmental groups – including Austin-based..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Dell Takes Green 'Baby Steps'
"...chiding him to do more. Ted Smith of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition said that his group estimates that..."

July 25, 2003 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
The Greater Chamber of Commerce wants AMD to build its next mega chip facility in Austin; Gary Bradley is calling on his friends at the Lege for help; the city's libraries have been hit with a budget crunch; Molly Ivins is glad she's left the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Austin police spokeswoman Sally Muir has moved upstairs to become Chief Stan Knee's assistant.
" the latest report card put out by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, an industry watchdog group. Save Our..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

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