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ICYMI: City Threatens to Turn Off Flint Residents' Water

Residents who don't start paying for their lead-contaminated water will face shut-off notices this spring.

President Donald Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the Stream Protection Rule on February 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He is surrounded by coal miners and opponents of the original rule.

Trump Removes Obama-Era Regulation on Coal Industry

It is the administration's second repeal this week of climate regulation that was created by the last administration.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 18, 2017, in D.C.

Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency

The vote was not along party lines.

Confronting Mental Health in Asian-American Communities Through Testimony and Art

The Asian American Literary Review drops an interactive, experimental issue centered on Asian-American mental well-being.

Rep. Ted Lieu looks at the camera, image of the U.S. Capitol in the background

Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

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Water Protectors Call on Women to Join Them at Standing Rock This Weekend

"As care takers of Unci Maka (Mother Earth) and Life-givers we hold a responsibility to secure the future for our children and the next seven generations to come."

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Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Texas

People living more than 50 miles away felt it happen.

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he'd remove at least two.

Pieces of coal sit on the ground at the Savage Energy Terminal on August 26, 2016, in Price, Utah.

Coal Power Plant on Navajo Nation Land Scheduled to Close

The generating station is a major employer of Navajo and Hopi people.

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UPDATE: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Challenges Latest DAPL Move in Court

The tribe has filed a motion to expedite the case before oil starts flowing. 

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Worker Missing in Louisiana Pipeline Explosion Assumed Dead

It took four days for responders to extinguish the blaze caused by the accident.

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

READ: Flint Doctor Who Exposed Water Crisis Talks Muslim Ban

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: "The sanctuary our nation provides benefits all of us, but that is not why we do it. It is the right thing to do."

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force stand outside of a press conference regarding the San Bernardino, California, shooting on December 2, 2015.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is Monitoring Standing Rock Water Protectors

Civil rights attorney Lauren Regan: "The idea that the government would attempt to construe this indigenous-led nonviolent movement into some kind of domestic terrorism investigation is unfathomable to me."

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Louisiana Pipeline Explodes, Injuring 2 Workers and Leaving 1 Missing

Nearby, activists and residents are fighting to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

President Donald J. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the White House on February 9, 2017.

Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit

Aji Piper, 16, plaintiff: “I am hopeful that our case will reverse or prevent all damage our current president may inflict."

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California City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest

The bank handles its $30 million in investments and $1 million average cash balance.

Three White men and White woman stand in Oval Office.

How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Water = Life!" at a demonstration outside the White House against President Donald Trump's executive action to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline on February 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Construction Begins on Final Segment of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army granted an easement, ignoring the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for further analysis. 

General view of downtown Flint, Michigan, as well as the famed arches bearing the city's nickname "Vehicle City" on March 17, 2016.

Federal Court Judge in Michigan Dismisses Flint Residents' Lawsuits

This is the third instance in one week for U.S. District Judge John C. O’Meara.

Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

UPDATE: DAPL Opponents Plan International Day of Emergency Actions

Movement leaders are also organizing a march in Washington.