By Paulina Pineda and Julianne DeFilippis
Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico.
About two-thirds of the state's estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants applied, compared with a national rate of about half. Experts called it a “mixed picture” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, noting that hundreds of thousands have not come forward.
Organizers of Clean Up the Mines know others have pushed to clean abandoned uranium mines with limited success, but that doesn't keep them from trying. The group aims to pressure Congress to force cleanup of 10,000 mines in the U.S., at least 500 on the Navajo Nation.
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