Citizen muckraking: how to investigate and right wrongs in your community
You can indeed fight city hall. Here's how. The Center for Public Integrity has amassed stories of people who have fought and won: -- There's Linda King, who, after unwittingly moving into a neighborhood near a toxic-waste incinerator, decided to fight back -- and succeeded in banning the burning of toxics; -- There's Ron Hayes, who lost a son to an accident in a grain elevator when the employer failed to follow safety regulations; -- There's Jim McCloskey, who has worked to successfully overtur several deathrow convictions; -- And there's Juanita Ellis's fight against the licensing of the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant.But behind these brave successes, this book illuminates the simple tools that make their hard work effective. From how to use the Freedom of Information Act to conducting interviews for effective investigative reporting, Citizen Muckraking shows how to fight the Goliaths of our day.
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